Beaver Lake Animal Hospital
26325 SE 39th Street
Issaquah, WA 98029
Beaver Lake Animal Hospital
26325 SE 39th Street Issaquah, WA 98029
Laboratory and Diagnostic Instruments
The VetScan is an innovative state-of-the-art analyzer that provides reference laboratory quality results of an internal organ function screen from 100l of whole blood in less than 15 minutes. Now we can determine diagnoses from the test results and begin appropriate therapy during the initial visit. We can determine total blood thryoid levels to detect thyroid disorders and monitor treatment.
The QBC® VetAutoread Hematology Analyzer offers immediate information to allow rapid in-house diagnoses, thorough screening, preanesthetic testing and general health checkups in-house. With only a few drops of blood the provided information helps determine the best treatment for your pets.
The StatSpinMP is a small, quiet, high-speed centrifuge. Rotors can easily be changed with a simple push-on/ pull-off; transforming the centrifuge from Hematocrit to Urine Sediment to Plasma. We use this centrifuge as a component of our urinalysis. We can complete UAs within minutes to help determine many factors about your pet's overall health.
We have the Early Renal Disease urine test which in only about 5 minutes can detect microalbuminuria which reflects negative changes in the kidneys. This test is ideal to screen seemingly normal dogs to detect renal disease before it makes your dog sick. Making these findings early means we may be able to prevent or significantly delay renal failure. Find more information on our Senior Pet Page.
We can perform Reproductive Timing. Testing can be completed for internal parasites including heartworms, intestinal worms, coccidia and Giardia.
We can test for Parvovirus.
When other testing is needed, our outside lab can do all the rest.
We use our microscope for a variety of diagnostics. We view cells we have aspirated from tumors and other lumps to determine what they are. We view blood smears to determine red cell morphology as well as white blood cell and platelet size, shape and number. We examine the sediment from urine samples to determine the health of the urinary bladder and kidneys. The microscope is also used to determine whether or not a pet has internal parasites. On the next page there are some examples of cytology taken from our microscope.
Developed by Welch Allyn® the PanOptic Ophthalmoscope incorporates an innovative and patented new optical design called Axial PointSource Optics. This enabling technology makes it easier to enter small pupils and provides a dramatically wider, more panoramic view of the fundus that's 5X larger than ever before achieved with a standard ophthalmoscope in an undilated eye.
The TonoVet is a handheld and portable Veterinary Tonometer featuring new technology which allows rapid and accurate measurement without anesthetic, without anxiety! With TonoVet, a very light probe is used to make momentary contact with the cornea. The measurement is barely noticed by the patient, and often does not even cause corneal reflex.
No anesthetic is needed.
Enables rapid intraocular pressure measurements to be made from various species
Features calibration tables for cat/dog and horse.
The device is small, handheld and portable.
The method is clinically tested and accurate, and the force applied to the eye is very small.
The single-use, disposable probe guarantees microbiological safety.
We can take diagnostic blood pressure measurements. We can monitor patients while under anesthesia to be sure their blood pressures are within acceptable ranges, or can adjust their anesthesia to correct for abnormal readings. Some patients have systemic hypertension that can cause damage to many organs such as eyes, kidneys and the heart. Once diagnosed, we have medications to help control hypertension in dogs and cats.