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

TAH is an incredible place! They can get you in the same day you call! The animal techs are awesome with my dogs and take their time with kindness towards them! The Vets are very knowledgeable about problems my puppies have! An all-round amazing place!

-Kate L.

They treat my cats with the utmost respect and care, giving them full utility of all their 9 lives ❤

-Elena S.


Your service is fast and very good. I know that when I take Myra to your office that she is in great hands. Thank you for caring.

-Walt G.


I just came from needing to put to sleep my Furst baby. These were the most caring, compassionate doctors and tech I've ever encountered. They turned this heartbreaking event into a positive, heartwarming memory that I will never forget.

-Jamie C.

Your office and staff is exceptional. You saved my baby boys life and i cant thank you enough!! When someone said they were going to call they did right on time if not before and they sent me pictures on Tyson while he was there and answered all of my questions. Thank you and your whole staff again for caring for my boy!!

-Brittney P


Temperance Animal Hospital

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