Beneath The Surface

Advanced diagnostics for dogs and cats.

For an in-depth assessment of your pet’s health, we utilize cat and dog imaging and diagnostic resources to detect subtle changes and diagnose injuries or illnesses. Our animal hospital in Annandale is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic tools and technology that enable us to quickly obtain the most accurate results.

We can perform a variety of tests with our in-house pet imaging and diagnostics. These tools allow us to answer many questions about your animal companion’s health that a routine physical exam cannot. Call us at (703) 256-8414

All our digital imaging diagnostics are reviewed by a board-certified radiologist.

Diagnostic Services

There are several different ways we can see what is going on inside your pet, either for routine wellness purposes or to identify the cause of their illness or injury. Our cat and dog imaging & diagnostic services include:

CT Unit

Were you aware of the benefits of CT imaging, ultrasound, radiography, and an in-house lab as diagnostic tools?

CT imaging allows for a more detailed look into the health of tissues and organs. CT scanning provides a three-dimensional image of the internal body. This ability to see inside the body can provide greater success in detecting and treating problems affecting our animal companions.

In-House Laboratory

Running blood, fecal, and urine tests using our in-house laboratory allows us to obtain results much more quickly.

This is especially crucial for situations in which time is of the essence and a pet is in urgent need of treatment. We can often get results from our in-house equipment within 1-2 hours

Digital X-Rays

With the aid of our digital X-ray technology, we can develop high-definition images of your pet’s bones and internal organs. Digital X-ray imaging allows us to detect:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Foreign bodies
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Dental damage below the gum line
  • Tumors


For a clearer look at your pet’s abdominal organs, we can utilize ultrasound. With ultrasound, sound wave echoes produce a real-time, 2-dimensional image of the organs, allowing us to observe their texture, shape, and blood supply. As with X-rays, ultrasound is completely painless and non-invasive.