Pet Diagnostic Testing

Pet diagnostics are essential for maintaining your animal’s health.

Pet Diagnostic Testing in Newmarket, ON

Whether your pet is suffering from an illness or age-related condition, having the ability to diagnose them quickly with lab work means faster and more effective care. At North Younge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket, we utilise state-of-the-art diagnostic tools for a complete understanding of your pet’s health.

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Chemical Testing

A sample of your pet’s blood, plasma, joint fluid, or urine is taken, and its chemical composition is examined. Getting a blood test for your pet during an annual wellness exam is good. Many problems, like heartworms, do not show symptoms until they are advanced and difficult to treat. However, blood tests can detect them and treat your pet before they do real damage. A blood test can also tell us about your pet’s immune system and oxygen levels. These tests are also helpful for tracking blood glucose levels, proteins, cholesterol, electrolytes, digestive enzymes, and monitoring the endocrine system.

Toxicology Testing

If your pet has been poisoned and no one knows what your pet ingested, toxicology tests help to pinpoint the poison. Our veterinarian can quickly identify common poisons through toxicology tests. The tests also help determine how much damage the poison did to your pet.

X-ray Imaging

We have an X-ray machine to help us quickly pinpoint problems inside your pet without surgery. If your pet does need surgery, then X-rays help us understand what needs to be done to ensure a minimally invasive procedure. X-rays are also helpful for finding tumors or other growths, bone fractures, or digestive tract blockages.


Sound waves from ultrasounds create accurate pictures of your pet’s insides. They are great for helping determine whether a female pet is pregnant or finding abnormalities in the inner organs or even in delicate structures like tendons. X-rays and ultrasound scans are safe and painless methods to check your pet’s health.

Computed Tomography

Better known as CT scans, these computers take X-rays of your pet and then translate the X-rays into color images. To help the images come out clear, your pet may need to be injected with dye. CT scans take a while, so your pet may need to go under anesthesia for a CT scan

Visit Our Animal Hospital for Advanced Pet Diagnostics in Newmarket

If you have further questions about advanced pet diagnostics and live in the Newmarket area, contact North Younge Veterinary Hospital by emailing or by calling us at (905) 830-0437 to make an appointment today.