Diagnostic Lab & Technology

At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, our vets use advanced veterinary technology and diagnostic techniques to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes and safety for our patients.

In-House Lab

When you're concerned about your pet's health, waiting for test results can be extremely stressful.

With our in-house laboratory, we can perform tests and obtain results quickly (often while you wait), so that we can resolve your concerns and commence treatment as soon as possible.

Our in-house lab can run the following tests:

  • Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
  • Blood Chemistry Panels (to evaluate organ function)
  • Parvovirus Testing
  • Endoscopies
  • Heartworm Detection
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal Exams & Intestinal Parasite Testing
  • Electrolyte Evaluation
  • Cytology of Skin & Ear Samples
  • Feline Leukemia & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing

Diagnostic Technology

Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

Digital x-rays capture data during the patient exam, and transfer it immediately to a computer system.

Digital radiology images feature high resolution and contrast, and the software allows us to manipulate them for additional diagnostic value. Digital radiology also requires far less radiation than traditional x-rays do, making it safer for your pet.

In short, we get higher quality images more efficiently and safely, resulting better accuracy and a more efficient treatment. 


Our ultrasound machine produces amazingly detailed images through transmitting harmless high frequency sound waves into the body. There is no pain or discomfort involved for the pet.

The level of detail enables us to make an earlier diagnosis of problems including bladder stones, kidney disease, intestinal disease, heart disease, pancreatitis, adrenal disease, liver disease and abdominal masses. It allows us to obtain sterile urine samples.

Early detection gives us a better chance of being able to treat or manage problems and comfortably prolong or save the life of your pet. We offer abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds. We are also have the ability through telemedicine to send the ultrasound images to a specialist for a second opinion.

More About Ultrasounds

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