Diagnostic Services

Manalapan Pet RadiologyDigital Radiology

Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine. After a thorough examination, diagnostic tests are sometimes necessary to identify the underlying cause of your pet's illness.

The veterinary team at Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital uses radiographs to examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas and for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know.

As part of our commitment to provide you with the best medical care for your pet, Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital has invested in a state-of-the-art digital radiograph machine. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays, including:

  • They can be immediately viewed on a computer monitor.
  • The clear, detailed images can be manipulated to get a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs, leading to a faster, more accurate diagnosis.
  • They take less time to process, which means less time for your pet on the X-ray table (and less stress), and less waiting time for you.
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.
  • If a second opinion is necessary, digital X-rays can be sent by email to a board-certified veterinary radiologist.
  • the radiographs can be enlarged for more detail and contrast of images can be changed.

Advanced diagnostic capabilities are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine, in part because we can't simply ask our patients what is wrong. Our investment in digital X-ray technology reflects our commitment to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available. As part of our services, you will always be offered a complimentary DVD of your pet's X-rays.


Telemedicine is the provision of health care by phone or computer. With telemedicine, we can offer even more comprehensive veterinary care by connecting with board-certified specialists who can lend their expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of specific cases. Dr. Farber uses telemedicine to:

  • Review digital X-rays with a board-certified veterinary radiologist
  • Interpret in-house electrocardiograms interpreted by board-certified veterinary cardiologists
  • Discuss difficult or complicated medical cases without the pet traveling to another hospital or facility

Telemedicine is one of the many ways we work hard to provide the most advanced and carefully considered care to your pet.

Veterinary Laboratory TestingOur In-House Medical And Diagnostic Laboratory

Because protecting your pet's health is our most important job, we have a complete in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of diagnostics. Laboratory testing can provide information about your pet's overall metabolic health as well as detect diseases in a timely manner.

For example, laboratory testing can detect Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, infections, Feline Leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Blood testing can show early evidence of diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function, or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.

We also use the services of an outside veterinary laboratory that picks up samples from our hospital twice daily. With timely access to these test results, it provides a more accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

If you would like more information about the veterinary diagnostic services Manalapan Animal Clinic & Hospital offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital, please call (732) 536-1888.

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