In-House Veterinary Diagnostics

2 dogs and a cat at the vet: Diagnostics in Temperance

Understanding your pet's internal health and being able to detect underlying physical changes requires an in-depth approach. Temperance Animal Hospital possesses a complete in-house laboratory, digital radiography and ultrasonography to accommodate the needs of every patient. Diagnostics are not only important when we need to treat sick pets; they also provide us with a more complete picture of your pet's overall health. 

Certain conditions may manifest as outward signs on your pet, but that only provides us with a small piece of the entire puzzle. Our diagnostic tools can provide us with the information we need to treat pets fully and keep them healthy.

Laboratory Testing

Our doctors and technicians can perform a wide range of diagnostic tests in-house. For cases in which prompt treatment is needed, our laboratory equipment can produce results quickly. Tests we offer in-house include:

  • CBC - Complete Blood Count
  • Chemistry profiles
  • Fecal tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Fungal cultures
  • Cytology (cell evaluation)

For more specialized diagnostics and consultations, we send samples to both private and university laboratories. 

X-ray machine: Pet Diagnostics in Temperance

Digital Radiography

Digital X-ray is one of the most common imaging techniques in use. We are proud to have ultramodern X-ray technology that produces clearer images in a shorter amount of time. This means less handling and stress for your pet, and a higher-quality image for us to review.

One of our doctors may recommend X-rays for your pet if they suspect arthritis, broken bones, heart problems or an intestinal blockage. In addition, we can study the chest, abdominal and skeletal systems in greater detail, and perform O.F.A.* evaluations. 

*O.F.A. stands for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, a certifying body that evaluates canine hip and elbow joints to determine whether they are predisposed to hip dysplasia and other problems. 


Ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive tool that uses soundwaves instead of radiation to produce images of the internal organs. Ultrasound procedures are ideal for capturing moving, real-time images of the abdominal and chest cavities, as well as diagnosing pregnancies.

We also have the ability to perform echocardiography, a special ultrasound evaluation of heart function. Additionally, we can detect tumors and fluid in the abdomen and study the shape, texture and size of individual internal organs.

Our team members will always go above and beyond to help your pet feel as comfortable as possible during their diagnostic procedure. If you would like to know more about what to expect or need to discuss your pet's test results, let us know at (734) 847-6751. 

Veterinarians performing an ultrasound: Diagnostics in Temperance

The entire staff at TAH are so wonderful. Every time I have taken our dogs there we have received amazing care and service. Just recently we had a very frightening emergency with our youngest beagle. I went in hysterically crying and due to the nature of her injury we were there a long time deciding what to do. We were given all the time we needed, never being rushed. I love everyone there!
-Amy C.

Have been using Temperance Animal Hospital for the past 17 years. Always excellent care of my dogs.. I would highly recommend
-Pat R.

When I tell Darla annd Nora we're going to see Dr. Smith they act like kids going to Cedar Point they love it there
-Connie E.

Amazing staff who are incredibly educated and well informed. Top notch veterinary care!
-Sabrina M.

We took my beautiful, 20 year old cat in today, knowing he would probably have to be euthanized after suffering a stroke. We were heartbroken, of course, but the staff at TAH could not have been more caring and compassionate from the second we walked in the door.
They were sensitive to our pain, and so very respectful and caring with my baby. Thank you to the caring professionals who helped us today.

-Debbie G.


Temperance Animal Hospital

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