Catching Diseases Before They Progress with Pet Diagnostics
Veterinary technology just keeps advancing, and at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, we stay on top of the trends. Our diagnostic capabilities are extensive—we feature a full in-house laboratory, as well as advanced digital X-rays and ultrasound, too! The more we can understand about your pet and their condition, the better we can treat them.
Working on a Molecular Level with Our In-House Lab
Our full in-house lab has a whole range of capabilities. We can analyze blood samples, skin samples, urine, feces, and more. The chemical components of your pet’s body can tell us a lot about what might be happening beneath the surface. Our lab work includes:
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Blood chemistry panel
- Cytology (skin cell analysis)
- Fecal tests
- And more
For non-urgent cases, we may send out our lab samples to an outside laboratory to test. These results get back to us in about 24 hours, so you never have to wait long.
Digital X-rays are much more efficient than their traditional counterparts. They use significantly less radiation, are faster to use, and take clearer images. Not only that but the images they produce come in a digital format that is easily shared between our veterinarians and board-certified radiologists for complex medical cases. We can also share it with you! X-rays can be used to diagnose a number of conditions including:
- Bladder or kidney stones
- Heart, liver, or kidney disease
- Ingested foreign objects
- Abdominal issues
- And more!
While X-rays give us a crystal clear, still image of your pet’s insides, ultrasound allows us to get a live view. Ultrasound uses high-frequency soundwaves that bounce off internal structures to create a moving image. We can see how your pet’s organs are functioning and check for any abnormalities. Ultrasound is particularly useful in viewing:
- Abdominal organs such as the kidneys, liver, bladder, and spleen
- Endocrine glands such as the thyroid or adrenal glands
- A pregnant female’s litter
- The heart (also known as an echocardiogram)
If your pet isn't themselves, contact us today for an appointment. With our diagnostic equipment, we'll be able to discover the underlying problems your pet can't tell us about.
Best vet in Loudoun! The staff here are just outstanding! Every doctor here is super knowledgeable and caring toward your pet. I was invited in the back on one of my visits and they keep the hospital immaculate. I would never go anywhere else!
My animals have been going to see Dr. Melburger for many years. The staff is also amazing. You can tell that they truly love animals as well and it’s not just a job for them. I would recommend this office to anyone.
I cannot say enough kind words about this place. Leesburg Veterinarian has a lifetime client here. Thank you again!
The entire team at LVH works hard to provide excellent care to my pets. Dr. Strickland and his team have been there for my pets for 20 years; from adoption to end of life. I highly recommend them.
I absolutely love Leesburg Veterinary Hospital. It is more than worth it for me to drive the 30 minutes to get there. Thank you guys soooo very much. You are phenomenal!
We just had our first happy visit and it was the most wonderful experience. The staff made us feel so welcome and just let us sit on floor and wander around. They truly care about their patients and about making them feel comfortable. I have recommend them to all of my friends for their animals and they are all as equally impressed as I am.
Visited Leesburg veterinary hospital when I wanted a second opinion and access to better technology. I am grateful for the peace of mind and although it is a bit of a drive I think I will be returning for regular care. Can't say thanks enough!
The staff and doctors were awesome and treated us with the upmost respect. They treat your pets like family and have all the concerns to treat them in a safe and healthy manor. Dr. Henly was Awesome!!!
I have been taking all my animals to the Leesburg Vet Hospital for forever!! I absolutely recommend them to ANYONE looking for a new vet!