Moore County Pet Diagnostic Services

Moore County Digital Radiology

Digital Radiology

Radiographs, also known as X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine. At PineHills Veterinary Hospital, we use veterinary X-rays to examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know to help.

To provide you with the highest quality veterinary care for your pet, PineHills Veterinary Hospital has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine.

There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:

  • They are immediately able to be viewed on a computer monitor
  • The clear, detailed images can be manipulated to get a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs, leading to a faster and more accurate diagnosis
  • They take less time to process, which means less time for your pet on the X-ray table, and less waiting time for you
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images, reducing potential harm to staff and the environment
  • If a second opinion is necessary, digital X-rays are sent to a specialist

Advanced diagnostic capabilities are an extremely important facet of veterinary medicine, in part because we can't simply ask the patients what is wrong. The hospital's investment in digital X-ray technology reflects the hospital's commitment to offer you and your pet the most comprehensive healthcare available.

We offer dental x-rays for:

  • Pre-dental clean-ups
  • Needed extractions
  • Tooth infection detection

Veterinary Endoscopy

West End Veterinary Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure commonly used to evaluate the interior surfaces of your pet's organs through a small tube inserted into his or her body. An endoscopic examination can often accurately diagnose what is causing your pet's vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, loss of appetite or respiratory problems. It can also be used to collect biopsy samples and remove foreign objects, small polyps or tumors.

Although anesthesia is required to keep pets still during the endoscopic procedure, the recovery time is minimal. The benefits of endoscopy over exploratory surgery include no surgical incision, shortened anesthetic time, decreased inflammation, less stress and discomfort and an earlier return to normal function for your pet.

Accurate diagnosis of your pet's symptoms begins with the ability to put together as complete and accurate a picture of what is going on inside your pet's body as possible. For that reason, endoscopy is recommended when routine blood and urine tests, radiographs and ultrasound do not give us the complete diagnostic picture.

Full-Service Pet Diagnostics Laboratory

Performing preventive medicine as well as diagnosing emergent internal health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to precise laboratory test results—blood testing, biopsies, microscopic examinations, bacterial culture sensitivity and more—it is often difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

PineHills Veterinary Hospital has one of the best in-house diagnostic laboratories in the Sandhills area. Thanks to the animal hospital's in-house diagnostic laboratory, we are able to deliver your pet's test results quickly—often within a few minutes—minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your convenience.