Offering Radiography, Ultrasound, and Blood Work for Cats in Woodbury, MN

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You know your cat better than anyone, but you may not recognize when they are feeling unwell. Cats are notorious for concealing pain and sickness. Typically, once they do show clinical signs, that means their condition has gotten worse. To help prevent your feline from developing a hard-to-treat illness, we recommend routine exams, laboratory testing, and using other diagnostic tools to monitor their health and screen for underlying disease. In addition to our in-house lab, our Woodbury, MN clinic also uses an advanced diagnostic laboratory, digital x-ray, and ultrasound to evaluate health and diagnose problems more accurately.

Routine testing is an important aspect of your cat’s wellness care. To schedule an exam or test, request an appointment online or give us a call at 651-705-PURR.

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The Benefits of Routine Testing

Silvervine Cat Clinic offers testing of blood, urine, and fecal samples to screen for health issues, diagnose diseases, and help monitor your cat’s response to treatment. Some diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, and hyperthyroidism, are much easier to treat when caught before physical signs are present. Some frequently recommended lab tests for cats include:

  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV) test

  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV) test / Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) test

  • Complete blood cell count- checks red and white blood cell numbers

  • Chemistry- checks health of multiple organs

  • Urinalysis- checks kidney and bladder health

  • Feline pancreatic lipase test- screens for digestive diseases

  • Feline proBNP test- screens for heart disease

Our recommendations for your cat will be based on their age, health, lifestyle, and your goals for their care.   We’ll work with you to create a testing plan that meets both your and your cat’s needs.

To speak to a veterinary professional about routine testing, call us at 651-705-PURR or make an appointment!

Woodbury, MN Feline Digital X-rays

Silvervine Cat Clinic’s digital radiography equipment is heads and tails above the rest.  Using our state-of-the-art equipment, we can obtain high quality x-ray images while exposing your cat to lower levels of radiation than clinics using standard digital x-ray plates.  X-ray images are very helpful for evaluating bones, joints, the heart, the lungs, and more.  They play an important role in screening for cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and other illnesses.

Cat Ultrasounds in Woodbury, MN

Silvervine Cat Clinic offers in-house ultrasounds performed by a board-certified veterinary ultrasonographer.  With these expert scans, we can see through organs, evaluating their function, thickness, and layering in real time.  Ultrasound is very helpful in the diagnosis of heart disease as well as evaluation of the organs in the belly.

Fetal kitten's heart seen on ultrasound