Montpelier Veterinary Hospital

Diagnostic Care

Do you suspect that your pet has an underlying illness or untreated injury? Trust Montpelier Veterinary Hospital to locate the problem.

In-House Laboratory

Sometimes a simple examination is not enough to catch underlying health concerns. With our laboratory services, Montpelier is able to take a deeper dive into your pet’s well-being. Lab work will help us better understand the animal’s immune system. These services will also help to identify infections and discover any problems with hydration or anemia.

Our state-of-the-art facility and knowledgeable staff allow us to perform these tests:

  • Heartworm testing
  • Blood chemistry panels
  • Fecal examinations
  • Urinalysis

Emergency situations may require further testing - which we can perform onsite. There’s no need to hop from clinic to clinic until you find the answers you’re looking for. Our comprehensive list of services will see you through to the root of your pet’s problem.

Of course, once the health concern has been diagnosed, our team will create a treatment plan that works for you and is tailored to your pet. Give us a call to get started.

Digital Radiography

Montpelier Veterinary Hospital - Diagnostic Imaging

X-rays give us a closer look at an animal’s tissues, bones, blood vessels, and organs. This technology sends electromagnetic waves through an animal’s body. As these waves interact with the interior makeup of the animal, we obtain a visual picture of what is happening inside its body.

As a diagnostic procedure, X-rays are safe and non-invasive and a great way to better understand your pet’s health. The only requirement is that your pet remains motionless for a few moments. In most cases, sedation is not required.

This technology allows Montpelier to accurately diagnose a range of potential problems, such as:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Bone cancer
  • Spinal injuries
  • Enlarged heart
  • Arthritis
  • Dental decay
  • Pneumonia
  • Bone infections

If you think your pet could benefit from digital radiography, get in touch with the team at Montpelier Veterinary Hospital. We’ll locate any problems with your pet’s health and create a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve wellness.


Like x-rays, ultrasounds allow us to see inside your pet’s body. But while x-rays use invisible light rays, ultrasounds use sonic waves to create a picture. Also unlike x-rays, ultrasounds allow us to view a live video feed of your pet’s internal systems, whereas x-rays can only create a static picture.

Ultrasounds are often used at our clinic to diagnose conditions that include bladder stones, heart and lung abnormalities, foreign bodies, intestinal disorders, cancer, and even pregnancy - similar to how ultrasounds are used in human pregnancies.

Ultrasounds are simple, safe, and non-invasive to administer, and pets usually don’t need to be sedated unless they are extremely anxious or difficult to handle.


Heart disease is a fairly common ailment among dog and cat breeds. In fact, around 10% of dogs and 15% of cats experience heart problems. These ailments may stem from tumors, birth defects, or other diseases.

Not every animal clinic is capable of performing echocardiograms and diagnosing heart disease. At Montpelier, we have the technology and experience to see the problem through from start to finish, in house.

If we notice areas of concern from your pet’s X-ray or ultrasound results, we can immediately move forward with an echocardiogram. The procedure is noninvasive but will require our technicians to shave the skin above the heart. This will allow us to place a transducer on the area and gain a closer look at the workings of the heart.

From there, we can prescribe medications or schedule treatments to address the issue. Give us a call if you have questions about animal heart disease.

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