Why We Rely on Pet Diagnostics
Without digital imaging or our in-house lab, we would lose a very valuable component of veterinary medicine. Pet diagnostics allow us to develop a deeper understanding of your pet’s health. This, in turn, helps us prescribe more effective treatments for their recovery and long-term wellness. At 441 Animal Hospital in Boca Raton, we have an extensive laboratory unit as well as a digital X-ray machine and ultrasound capabilities. All of these give us a different piece of your pet’s health puzzle so we can more clearly see the whole picture.
We work with an outside lab for routine screenings. Yet, for urgent cases that need immediate results, we're able to use our in-house lab. We can complete the analysis on the spot and deliver a treatment plan right away. Common tests we can run include:
- CBC (complete blood count)
- Blood chemistry panels
- Fecal Exams
- Cytology (testing skin samples for abnormalities)
- And more!
Blood work helps us to recognize abnormalities as well as established a baseline for your pet's health. Understanding their normal results means we can better recognize even slight changes in the future.
Our imaging technology helps us see your entire pet from the inside out. Digital X-rays and ultrasound work together to give us a comprehensive view of your pet’s internal structures.
Digital X-ray is much more efficient than film X-ray. It takes faster, clearer images while using significantly less radiation. Ultrasound uses ultrasonic sound waves to create a live image of your pet’s organs and abdominal cavity. We use X-ray and ultrasound to help us diagnose the following:
- Heart, liver, kidney, and bladder disease
- Locating foreign bodies
- Gastrointestinal obstruction
- Degenerative conditions
- And more!
With our pet diagnostics, we’re able to deliver more exact diagnoses, which results in more accurate and effective treatments. Contact us today at (561) 482-5600 to learn more about our diagnostic tools!
We drive over 30 minutes to see Dr. Andy because we wouldn't take our dog anywhere else! We've had our dog for 10 years and Dr. Andy has always been kind, friendly and thorough with each visit. He's happy to answer all of our questions and most of all our dog is getting the best care. Dr. Andy Levy is the best!
- Stacey B.
I have been going to Dr. Levy for 17 years. I trust him with all my precious felines and canines. He has been there twice for me when I had to say good-bye to members of my family - most recently yesterday. Both times, he assured me that I was making the right and kind decision. My grief is profound and painful right now, but Dr. Levy's kind words and loving hugs are helping me get through this.
- Carole D.
I am very happy with Dr. Levy and all of his staff. The office is immaculate- clean and comfortable. Parking is easy! Dr. Levy is always very patient and happy to answer any questions I might have. Dr. Levy is quick to respond to emergency calls and he has helped me make important decisions regarding my animals.
- Samantha W.
I have been seeing Dr Levy with my doggies for more than 15 years. Both he and his staff have always been available in good times and bad. Although I have moved a little further away I will still continue to be loyal to his practice as the mommy of his patients
- Julie G.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly. Dr. Levy was very direct with what our dog needed and we were out within 20 minutes-- on a Saturday! Our previous vet visits would have been at least 2 hours, several estimates, and suggestions for tests, etc.-- way more than needed. Very happy with this visit!!!
- Nicole L.