As a pet owner, you often know when your pet is not himself or herself. Your pet can’t verbalize what is wrong, so Bellevue Animal Clinic employs advanced in-house diagnostics to help them “speak” to us. Our diagnostic equipment allows us to detect and diagnose ailments as quickly and accurately as possible. After diagnosis, our team can formulate a treatment plan to help your pet get back to feeling their best.
Bellevue Animal Clinic offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic services for pets to the communities of Opelousas, Carencro, Church Point, Port Barre, Breaux Bridge, and beyond. Our in-house diagnostics include:
In-House Laboratory Equipment
Bellevue Animal Clinic has the complete line of IDEXX in-house laboratory equipment that allows in-house analysis of:
- • Complete Blood Count and Clinical Chemistry allows analysis of a) cells circulating in the blood and their origin at the bone marrow, b) blood glucose, c) organ function such as kidneys and liver, d) electrolytes, and more.
- • Specialty Tests such as Thyroid levels, Progesterone for breeding, Phenobarbital to monitor seizure control, and Fructosamine for diabetic monitoring.
- • SNAP testing for in-house diagnosis of diseases such as heartworms, Feline Leukemia, and FIV.
- • Parvovirus or Pancreatitis
- • Urinalysis and Urine Sediment to examine the cellular and chemical composition of the urine.
Radiology (x-ray) provides valuable information about what’s going on inside of your pet’s body. We use radiology to evaluate bones, the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), the respiratory tract (lungs), the heart and the genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). Bellevue Animal Clinic’s digital radiology capability allows us to examine the images in much greater detail.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to provide a picture of your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound is non-invasive and non-painful. Oftentimes, ultrasound proves to be invaluable in obtaining a diagnosis for your pet.
Cytology is the study of cells. Our team uses cytology on a daily basis with samples from bodily fluid, aspirates of masses, or swabs from different areas on the body.
Tonometry is the procedure performed to determine the intraocular pressure (the fluid pressure inside the eye). Its most common use is in the evaluation of glaucoma. Bellevue Animal Clinic uses a pain free instrument that gently touches the eye to measure the pressure. Most pets don’t react, and rarely is any type of anesthetic needed for the eye. Very different from the blast of air your ophthalmologist shoots at your eye.