In-House Diagnostics

Investing in diagnostic equipment has allowed Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital to provide the best care possible in the region. Our hospital is capable of performing CBC (complete blood counts) panels for chemistry, panels for electrolytes, heartworm tests, tick tests, pancreatic tests, urinalysis, exams for intestinal parasites, and skin and ear diagnostic tests.

Performing these procedures in-house allows us to care for your pet as quickly as possible and ensure that they are. Our veterinary team also offers advanced testing such as thyroid, histopathology, cytology, and culture samples that can be sent to outside laboratories. We are confident you won't find a more comprehensive solution for your pet's needs in Green Country.

Vet listening fluffy cat using stethoscope during appointment in veterinary clinic

Why Are In-House Diagnostics Important?

Throughout your pet's life, there will likely come a time when lab tests or diagnostics are needed. While this is more common as pets get older, it is vital to expect the unexpected when trying to deliver the best quality of life possible to your pets. No matter what age your pet might be or what issues they face, we will always be here to help streamline the process and get them on the path to better health.

Some of the in-house lab tests and diagnostic tests that we can perform include:

  • Fecal Testing

  • Urinalysis

  • Blood Testing

  • BAER Testing

  • BUN/Creatinine/SDMA

  • ALT/ALP-ALT

  • T4/FT4

  • Lyme Disease

  • Anaplasma

  • Ehrlichia Canis

  • Feline Leukemia Virus

  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

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What In-House Diagnostics are Available for My Pet?

Finding out that your pet needs testing done can be a scary experience. The Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital team strives to maintain a comfortable and relaxed environment that avoids many of the common stressors your pets can have. Once your pet is checked in, we will begin attending to them as quickly as possible and will continue to update you on the process and what is found.

veterinarian takes blood from a dog's paw with a syringe for analysis

Blood Panels

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital has an in-house laboratory for many on-site tests. Having advanced diagnostic technology readily available allows for immediate response times and more rapid results for your pet. Once we have an accurate diagnosis of the patient's health problems, we can begin treatment immediately. If needed, we can always re-test to give the pet owner updates. Our panels and in-house diagnostics include chemistry panels, electrolyte panels, pancreatic tests, urinalysis, skin and ear diagnostic tests, and complete blood count tests.

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Digital Radiology

Using X-rays (also known as veterinarian radiology) is a standard service that we provide. Not only is it a speedy evaluation tool, but it is also highly effective to diagnose pets with certain illnesses or injuries. An up-to-date X-ray machine is harmless to pets as it uses minimal doses of radiation. Imaging can be seen on a computer screen, allowing us to begin to care for your pet immediately.

The vet does an ultrasound cat in clinic

Veterinary Ultrasound

Ultrasounds are another way we diagnose our patients at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital. An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images showing what may be happening with your animal. Ultrasounds are ultrasafe for your pet and require no additional chemicals or body entry. Once our technicians view the ultrasound, they can quickly begin a treatment plan.

Internal and external parasites are more than simple pests—they jeopardize your pet's health by carrying diseases, damaging organs, impacting the immune system of an animal, and causing significant discomfort. Left untreated, a parasite infestation can lead to grave illness and even the death of an animal.

Female veterinarian doctor uses anti-flea drops to treat a cat

Parasite Exams

Parasites are a common bother to household pets. They are annoying and can significantly impair a pet's health by damaging organs, suppressing immune systems, and carrying other diseases. Parasite infections that are not stopped can even result in severe illness or death.

Parasites may be external or internal. Some external parasites commonly found on pets include mites, ticks, and fleas. These parasites often cause significant allergies, itching, and other diseases. Although prevention medication is readily available over the counter, sometimes these treatments prove ineffective. Advanced Care Veterinary Clinic's pet technicians can identify the parasite your pet is suffering from and develop a suitable treatment plan.

Internal parasites common to pets are often more dangerous than external parasites. The most common internal parasite is heartworm. Although treatment is easy (usually just a dose of prescription medication), it is imperative to identify internal parasites early.

Does My Pet Need In-House Diagnostics?

Some pets are extremely good at hiding their illnesses. For this reason, it is crucial to ensure that any behavioral changes or changes in eating habits are investigated quickly. No matter what type of testing your pet needs, Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital is here to give you care above and beyond the norm. Using our in-house diagnostic equipment, we will thoroughly evaluate your animal and carefully develop a treatment plan.

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Meet Our Doctors

Jennifer Patton
DVM, CVC, CCRT

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Dr. Patton’s decision to pursue veterinary medicine came after she realized that while education and teaching is her passion, it is not something she could do as a career. Veterinary medicine allowed her to combine her love of animals with her love of teaching.

After she graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Doctorate, she practiced in several high volume hospitals in the Tulsa area, developing medical skills with varied case loads and growing her leadership skills.

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Allissa Huckabay
DVM, CVA

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Dr. Huckabay’s love of science and animals naturally led her to a lifelong passion of veterinary medicine. She worked and volunteered at a local veterinary hospital before she furthered her education at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 2016 with her Doctorate.

Dr Huckabay immediately found her home at ACVH, where she is able to create a healthy bond with each of her patients as she experiences all stages of their care with their owners.

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Matt Sellers
DVM

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Matthew Sellers, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary Health Sciences, where he also attended his undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Agriculture through the College of Animal Science. Dr. Sellers was on the Dean's list and Presidents Honor Roll during his time at OSU. After a year of general practice, Dr. Sellers began studying acupuncture through the Chi Institute and completed the course in December of 2016.

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Phillip Adolph
DVM

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Phillip Adolph, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary Health Sciences. He also attended OSU for his undergraduate studies where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Agriculture through the College of Animal Sciences. Dr. Adolph was on the President’s Honor Roll and was a member of the OSU jazz orchestra. He joined the Advanced Care team immediately upon his graduation in 2019 after doing 6 weeks of externships during his 4th year of veterinary school.

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