Pet Diagnostics

Our in-house laboratory equipment enables us to quickly evaluate your pet’s health.

Lab machines

Pet Diagnostics

Blood work

Blood work monitoring is an important tool used in diagnosing your pet’s illness and is also used as a part of your pet’s overall routine health assessments.

At THE Grove City Veterinary Hospital, we have in-office laboratory equipment and can quickly assess your pet’s health condition/status. We also have relationships with nationally known pet diagnostic laboratories and can send out many different tests in order to get a more accurate diagnosis for your pet.

We may recommend baseline blood work in patients prior to anesthesia, for medication monitoring, and as a proactive screening tool for your pet’s health. As our pets age, they may be more at risk for developing many different health problems. We recommend annual blood work to screen for some of these health conditions and start treatment earlier in the course of disease. This may help your pet resolve the health condition or have a better quality of life for a longer period of time. We make these recommendations so that your pet has the best opportunity to continue to live a happy and pain free quality of life!

Heartworm and Tick Disease Screening

It is recommended that all dogs receive annual screening for heartworm and tick-borne diseases to ensure the earliest possible detection and treatment. Regular testing is crucial, as your pet may not show signs of heartworm or tick diseases until the disease has progressed. Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma are examples of tick-borne diseases that can cause serious health problems in dogs if left untreated. By screening regularly, we can identify these diseases early on and begin treatment promptly, potentially saving your pet from experiencing long-term consequences.

Urine Testing

We now utilize in- house urine testing using high tech laboratory equipment to get your results quickly and accurately! Our technicians are also well-versed at understanding what our urine tests are telling us and can help us get your pet treated faster.

Testing your pet’s urine can aid in the diagnosis of many concerns such as urinary tract infections, bladder stones and inflammation, kidney disease and many other endocrine disorders.

Fecal Testing

Fecal testing is one of the most important tests you can do for your pet. Not only will you ensure that your pet is free from parasites, but you’ll be sure you’re keeping yourself and your family free from zoonotic infections as well! Many parasites that pets carry can also be transmitted to us.

We submit our samples to our reference lab and get results to you the following day!


We utilize digital radiology. This allows us to take x-rays of your pet quickly and efficiently. We also have the ability to send the x-rays to a board-certified radiologist for review to assist us in making treatment recommendations for your pet.

Dental Radiology

It is nearly impossible to get high-quality images of tiny tooth structures in our small animals with large X-ray equipment that cannot be moved and positioned in relation to a cat or dog’s mouth.  We can now use our movable X-ray tube to get immediate, high-quality digital images of your pet’s mouth, just like the X-rays your dentist gets of your mouth.  There is a lot going on under the gum line, where our eyes cannot see, and it’s so important to be able to get a complete assessment of your pet’s mouth before recommending or performing surgery on your pet’s mouth.


We are able to obtain samples from your pet for diagnoses of ear conditions, skin conditions, and more.  We can obtain samples from your pet’s skin masses with a needle and submit them to our external lab for analysis.  If we surgically remove a mass or lesion from your pet, we can also send it to an external lab for analysis.