Veterinary Diagnostic Services in Bloomfield
Up Close & Personal with Your Pet’s Health
When your pet is feeling under the weather, it’s hard to know what exactly is making them feel sick. At Essex Animal Hospital, we help you take the guesswork out of caring for your pet with our diagnostic services. We offer both digital radiography and laboratory services in-house, which means you don’t have to make another trip when your pet is feeling unwell. Our Bloomfield veterinary team uses the latest diagnostic tools to help us pinpoint what is ailing your pet so that we can get them treated faster.
If your pet isn’t feeling well, don’t delay! Call (973) 358-0535 to make an appointment with our Bloomfield veterinary team or contact us online so we can help.
Laboratory Testing at Essex Animal Hospital
While a physical exam can tell us a lot of things about your pet’s wellbeing, there are times when something lurking beneath the surface is causing your pet’s illness. Lab testing can help our Bloomfield veterinary team pinpoint the cause of your pet’s illness as well as give us important information about your pet’s health more generally. Because we have a laboratory facility in-house, your pet can get their test results back much faster than if we needed to send your pet’s samples to an outside laboratory for testing.
Our on-site laboratory testing capabilities include:
- Complete blood count
- Chemistry panels
- Fecal checks
- Heartworm testing
Each of these tests provide us with a wealth of information about your pet’s internal systems and can help our Bloomfield veterinarians diagnose your pet more quickly than we might be able to with just a physical exam. Importantly, we keep records of all of your pet’s tests to compare results and help us identify changes to their health that we might otherwise not be able to see.
At Essex Animal Hospital, we use digital X-ray technology, also known as digital radiography, to see beyond your pet’s fur at their bones, muscles, and other dense tissues inside of their body. Digital X-rays use a small amount of electromagnetic radiation to penetrate your pet’s body and take still images of their internal systems. This technology produces images which provide a higher degree of detail than traditional film methods of radiography.
Importantly, digital X-rays are non-invasive and pain-free so you don’t have to worry about your pet feeling uncomfortable during the imaging process. However, because digital X-rays produce still images, we may need to sedate your pet in order to get the clearest image possible.
No matter what we decide we need in order to properly diagnose and treat your pet, you can be sure that our Bloomfield veterinary team treats both you and your pet with the care and respect you deserve.
“I've especially appreciated how gentle, caring, and accessible the vets and caretakers have been, handling our animals as if they were their own, and always happy to update us and respond to our questions.”- Zoe K.
“They've never had to muzzle my dog, which other vets have always done. I highly recommend them because they are very good doctors.”- Suzanne H.
“Everyone showed us great care and compassion with her passing which helped in our time of need. Leia was always cared for and loved by everyone there. I would say "She seems to be the one dog who LIKED going to the vet, even though I think you hav”- Chris, Erika and Gracie S.