Early detection is key when it comes to treating your pet, and Hazel Dell Animal Hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics including cutting-edge equipment and an on-site laboratory. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.

In-House Laboratory

Between our in-house laboratory and the professional reference laboratory we partner with, thorough and complete blood testing can be performed for virtually any problem or scenario. From routine pre-anesthetic blood testing to evaluation of complicated and/or unusual internal illness, we can obtain vital information in an efficient and timely manner, to better understand your pet’s unique condition, plan their care and meet their needs.

Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

Hazel Dell Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies operated by our trained veterinary staff, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. It’s an important tool in diagnosing both orthopedic and soft tissue conditions, such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Arthritis
  • Lung or chest problems
  • Abdominal or gastrointestinal problems
  • Bladder stones

Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift.


Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. An ultrasound exam can be particularly useful in evaluating organs and regions such as the:

  • Spleen
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Urinary bladder
  • Abdomen
  • Heart
  • Pregnancy confirmation

An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions.

Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still. Hazel Dell Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

Pet Diagnostics in Carmel, IN

Our advanced pet diagnostic services in Carmel are often recommended following an irregular wellness exam, but they can be used for healthy pets as well. We also perform blood work to create a wellness profile for health pets.

To make a diagnostic consultation for your pet, call us at (317) 846-8710.

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