Our Seattle vets use diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and create a customize treatment plan for your pet.
Fast Testing & Precise Diagnoses
At Northgate Veterinary Clinic, we have the tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology and digital dental radiology to ultrasound and cold lasers.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can provide more immediate treatment options to help you pet feel better, faster.
In-House Lab & Pharmacy
We perform tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory, so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible. We also partner with leading labs to provide the most expansive testing for our veterinary patients. Our pharmacy is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Along with our in-house laboratory, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics to allow our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
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 bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
- Digital Dental Radiographs
Dental radiographs are essential in determining the health of teeth. Since pets cannot tell us if they are experiencing pain in a tooth, cleaning pets teeth without x-rays often results in missed opportunities to identify disease and treat as needed, improving their quality of life.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
EKG (or ECG, electrocardiogram) is the recording of electrical impulses created by the heart. The EKG can help with the diagnosis of multiple different cardiac diseases and dysfunctions.
An echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. Ultrasound waves provides pictures of the heart's valves and chambers to evaluate the pumping action of the heart.
- Allergy Testing
Many pets suffer from allergies. We provide a way to accurately identify offending allergens and provide a way to begin immunotherapy treatment that is safe, natural and a great option for long-term allergy symptom control.