At Torrance Companion Animal Hospital, our vets and board-certified specialist use our in-house vet lab to provide diagnostic tests to identify and treat your pet's health issues and customize treatment plans to meet their needs.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We use a number of technologies, include electromagnetic radiation to conduct diagnostic imaging . This allows us to produce very detailed diagnostic images of your pet's internal structures.
At Torrance Companion Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from radiography to ultrasound and ECGs.
With the diagnostic imaging abilities which our in-house lab provides, we can deliver more immediate treatment options and share information with you as quickly as possible.
In-House Vet Lab & Pharmacy
Using our in-house laboratory, we are able to perform tests and get the results quickly. This way, we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible. Our pharmacy is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us quick access to medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Using our in-house lab, we are happy to serve Torrance and Carson with advanced diagnostic tools and techniques and provide a quick and accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition.
- 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 painless, non-invasive and safe for your pet. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant pets and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate organs and bones, diagnosing conditions like chronic arthritis, broken bones, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Since we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we are able to see your pet's structures and the movement of their internal organs as well as the blood flow through their blood vessels.
We use the IDEXX Cardiopet ECG device to conduct electrocardiogram (ECG) tests. These tests allow us to measure the electrical activity of your pet's heart in real time.
This allows us to detect abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease and previous heart attacks. Not only that, but our advanced equipment allows for a more comfortable experience for your pet, and more responsive results.