Diagnostic Internal Medicine

The veterinarians at Animal Medical Clinic at St Johns are trained to diagnose and treat your pet’s medical conditions and provide access to a specialist if necessary.  We have the most up to date veterinary equipment for diagnostics and treatment.  We have an in-house laboratory, digital X-ray equipment, ECG monitor, ultrasound, isolation ward, hospital, treatment areas, and a surgery suite. With our in-house laboratory, we can perform blood work, urinalysis, cytology’s, well as fecal and intestinal parasite detection.

General Blood Tests and Screening including Thyroid Panels

Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Electrocardiography Services

We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.

Pharmacy

We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.  

Radiograph (x-ray) Services

At some point in your pet's life, we may need an x-ray or ultrasound as part of a diagnostic workup.  We are well equipped for this with our modern X-ray system. We also have the ability to directly consult boarded veterinary radiologists to assist us in x-ray and ultrasound review and interpretation.

Urine Analysis

Your pet's urine can be analyzed to screen for and diagnose problems and diseases, such as urinary tract infections, urine crystals, bladder stones, diabetes, and kidney failure.

In-House Infectious Disease Screening

We can screen for many infectious diseases in the clinic while you wait.  The specific infectious diseases and agents that we can rapidly screen for include Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Coccidia, Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms, and others.

Diagnostic Bacterial Cultures

Bacterial cultures may be useful in a variety of situations, but are commonly used when treating complicated wounds, respiratory or lung infections, intestinal infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.  Samples can be collected and processed to identify the specific bacteria that is causing the infection.  This allows for more precise treatment of infections and allows for quicker and better outcomes.

Cytology Services (In-House)

Cytology,  the examination of cells, can be performed to help diagnose specific problems and the potential causes of problems.  Ear cytology can help us understand your pet's ear infection, so that we can recommend specific treatments.  Likewise, skin cytology will help us treat your pet's difficult skin infection.  Cytology also helps us diagnose what those lumps and bumps on your pet's body are and allows us to make appropriate recommendations.

Internal Parasite Screening

We can screen for intestinal parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites, and blood borne parasites.

External Parasite Control Consultations (Fleas, ear mites, ticks, lice, etc)

We will develop individualized flea control programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard, and on your pet.