The Tucson veterinarians at our facility can use the diagnostic tests, tools and veterinary technologies to accurately diagnose and treat your pet's medical conditions quickly, efficiently and accurately. 

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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

At Cortaro Farms Pet Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to EKGs and cold lasers. 

Using our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options. 

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Tucson

We are able to prefer tests and get results quickly using the tools and technologies in our diagnostic lab in order to plan and start your companion's treatment as soon as possible.

Our pet pharmacy in Tucson is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.

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Our Diagnostic Services 

With the in-house veterinary diagnostics lab we maintain in our facility, we are proud to be able to provide exceptional and accurate diagnostic services to address your pet's medical issues. 

  • Radiography (Digital X-rays)

    Using a digital X-ray (also called a radiograph), we are able to examine your pet's internal systems in order to reveal information that otherwise be invisible to the outside observer. 

    Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure. 

    Radiographs can be used to evaluate the bones and organs of your pet as well as to diagnose conditions from broken bones and bladder stones to spinal cord diseases, tumors and chronic arthritis. 

  • Bloodwork

    At our vet lab in Tucson we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we conduct include white blood counts, hemoglobin tests, CBCs (complete blood counts), MCHC, platelets, eosinophils and blood serum profiles. 

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.

    Urinalysis is generally used to assess the health of your pet's kidneys and urinary tracts system, but can also be quite helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems. Urinalysis is also an important tool in diagnosing metabolic diseases like diabetes. 

    This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health. 

  • Fecal Exams

    A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Tucson.

    The goal of a fecal exam is the identification of any gastrointestinal infections that may be compromising your pet's health or the health of your family. Fecals allow your vets to figure out whether or not your pet has internal, intestinal parasites like hookworms or roundworms. 

    Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.

    Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.

    Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.  

  • EKG

    If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (EKG).

    This procedure is easily completed. It reveals data that may be critical to your pet's diagnosis. In other instances, a cardiac ultrasound may be required in order to identify disorders in the chambers of your heart. 

  • Cold Lasers

    Cold lasers are either light-emitting diodes (LED) or low-intensity lasers (also known as cold lasers) used by a vet to stimulate cell growth, improve healing and relieve pain in your pet.

    The kind of light emitted by a laser determines the depth to which it can affect tissues. The higher the wavelength (green, blue, or purple-colored), the deeper into your pet's body will penetrate their skin.

  • Digital Dental X-Rays

    If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line, where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.

    Digital X-rays are much safer for your pet than traditional X-ray technology.  They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.

    With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.

    This technology allows your Tucson vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.