Diagnostics | Veterinarians in FL | Good Shepherd Pet Hospita

813-920-0303|Fax: 813-666-4200

Hospital Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wed: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun: Closed

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Good Shepherd Pet Hospital has integrated the latest advanced, State of the Art Digital Dental X- Ray, Digital Radiography, Ultrasonography and in-house Laboratory into our “Technology Toolkit” to provide our patients with the best possible in-house diagnostic resources.

We may use advanced diagnostic system as part of the evaluation to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for our patients, so we can create exceptional long-term value and enhance the well-being and the health of pets.
Some of our diagnostic techniques are:

  • Laboratory
  • Digital Radiology (X-RAY)
  • Dental Radiographs (Dental X-RAY)
  • Ultrasound


Good Shepherd Pet Hospital offers an exceptional care for their clients by having typically the pet’s test results available before you leave. So, our veterinary staff takes the time to discuss your pet’s test results with you, helping you evaluate the treatment options before you go.

Good Shepherd Pet Hospital is aware that there are situations where time is of the essence, therefore our hospital is equipped with a State of-the-Art, Fully-Equipped In-House IDEXX Testing Laboratory allowing us to receive on-the-spot diagnostic results rapidly, ensuring immediate initiation of the most appropriate treatment for our patients.

Some of the most common diagnostic tests that we perform are:

  • Pre-Surgical Bloodwork
  • Urinalysis
  • Heartworm, Tick, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma Testing
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Blood chemistry Panel
  • Organ Function such as Liver and Kidney Values
  • Intestinal Parasites Screening
  • Skin/ Ear Cytology
  • Histopathology
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Bacterial Culture and Sensitivity
  • Blood glucose Curves for diabetic Patients
  • Urine Cultures
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Radiographs (X-RAY)

Good Shepherd Pet Hospital utilizes advanced, state-of-the-art digital radiology equipment to help in the diagnosis and management of diseases. Radiographs are a quick and safe way to evaluate your pet’s bones and internal organs. It’s completely non-invasive and painless, and It may be done without sedation.

Dental Radiographs (Dental X-RAY)

Good Shepherd Pet Hospital offers dental radiographs (x-rays) as part of our dental care services. Dental radiology equipment allows us to view structures that lie below the gum line.
The location of tooth root infections, root fracture, the extent of periodontal bone loss, the identification of bone lysis associated with oral tumors and Jaw fractures can be identified using dental x-rays.

Anesthesia is required for dental x-rays.

As a part of our excellence and compassionate care, we use the most safe inhalational anesthetic Sevoflurane for faster, safe and better quality compared with isoflurane. It allows very precise control of a pet’s anesthesia level. Since it leaves the bloodstream very quickly, pets often experience a very quick recovery


Ultrasound machines emit a special type of sound waves and, in return, generate an anatomic picture of your pet’s internal organs. By carefully evaluating these images, we can help diagnose many diseases. A short-acting sedation may be given to calm pets who are nervous, anxious, or painful.

Ultrasound can be used to identify problems involving many different body parts:

  • Abdomen – Intestinal foreign bodies, masses, portosystemic shunts, pancreatitis, bladder stones.
  • Chest – Mediastinal masses, pulmonary masses, pleural effusion.
  • Musculoskeletal – Joint/bone tumors, soft tissue/tendon injury.
  • Neck – Thyroid and salivary gland masses, abscesses.


We are committed to being of service to you and your pet every step of the way. Please contact us anytime so that we can immediately serve you.