Rice Creek Animal Hospital

Diagnostic Services at Rice Creek Animal Hospital in Lino Lakes

Veterinary pet diagnostics are a vital part of animal health care. Diagnosing an animal’s medical condition quickly and accurately is important in order to provide the best care possible. A wide variety of diagnostic services are available, ranging from laboratory tests to imaging studies.

Laboratory Services

Blood tests and other laboratory tests are essential in keeping your pet well and diagnosing illness. Rice Creek Animal Hospital offers an in-house, state-of-the-art laboratory enabling us to provide accurate laboratory results within a very short period of time. The faster we are able to diagnose your pet’s health issue, the faster we can treat it! In addition, we work with an outside lab to offer any specialized tests your pet may need.

Digital Radiography

Veterinary digital radiography has become an increasingly popular tool for diagnosing and treating animals. This type of radiography offers a number of advantages over traditional X-ray imaging, including improved image quality, faster turnaround times, and reduced radiation exposure.


Veterinary ultrasounds can provide valuable information about the health of an animal that would not be available through other methods. They can be used to diagnose and monitor diseases and conditions such as tumors, heart disease, pregnancy, and inflammation. Ultrasounds can also help our veterinarians to identify and monitor the progression of injuries, infections, and other medical conditions.

Allergies & Dermatology

Protecting and maintaining your pet’s skin is essential to overall health and comfort. Rice Creek Animal Hospital offers exceptional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and allergies in dogs and cats.

When your pet exhibits symptoms of a skin problem, such as extreme itching or inflammation, wounds, or ear problems, prompt veterinary care is essential to providing relief. Skin conditions and allergies typically escalate, causing your dog or cat intense and ever-increasing itching, burning, and pain.

Pets with a skin problem may show symptoms like excessive scratching, head shaking, chewing, or licking. Ear infections are also a common sign. Causes of skin problems may include allergies, external parasites, environmental irritants, infections, metabolic problems, or even stress & anxiety.

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