Diagnostics for Understanding Your Pet Better

Your pet is multidimensional. A physical exam alone would never be enough to comprehend their whole health. In order for us to evaluate your pet from every angle, we use diagnostic tools that help us see much more than meets the eye. From our laboratory capabilities to our advanced imaging equipment, few conditions or illnesses go undetected.


Our High-Tech Laboratory

We can do just about any lab test right on site while you wait. Faster results mean a faster diagnosis and therefore faster treatment. We use laboratory testing for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is part of your pet’s preventive plan. For instance, blood work taken while they are healthy helps us to better understand the changes when they are ill. Many other tests can be done to evaluate your pet’s full health including:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Blood chemistry evaluation
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal exam
  • Histopathology
  • Skin biopsies
  • Cytology (skin cell analysis)
  • And more!

Advanced Digital Radiography

When it comes to seeing below the surface, few imaging technologies are as crystal clear as digital radiographs. Much more efficient than their predecessor, digital X-rays are fast, use much less radiation and are vastly more detailed. Plus, it’s easy to share our images with you and other veterinarians for specialty care when needed. We may use digital X-rays to evaluate:

  • Bones
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Respiratory tract
  • Heart and lungs
  • Kidneys and bladder
  • And more

Ultrasound Technology

In addition to X-rays, our other form of imaging technology is ultrasound. It is a completely harmless procedure that uses ultrasonic sound waves to create a live image of your pet’s insides. Ultrasound is particularly useful for:

  • Examining the abdominal cavity
  • Evaluating organ function
  • Locating an ingested foreign body
  • Checking on a pregnant pet and her litter
  • Analyzing the heart (echocardiogram)
  • And more

If you’re curious to learn more about our diagnostics and how they help your pet, schedule an appointment or call us today!


Hanging Rock Animal Hospital is the BEST in the Roanoke Valley. Dr. Honeycutt and "Dr. Todd" are knowledgeable amazing vets. Their entire staff are caring compassionate people who take their time to know all of the animals and humans that walk through their door. I would and have recommended Hanging Rock Animal Hospital to everyone.

- Sondra S.

Would very highly recommend this animal hospital, as both ladies working at the desk, as well as the doctor (Ashley I believe) were all so sweet and helpful! Thank you!

- Matt L

I've been very happy with the care here. The vets have been thorough, the staff friendly, and the hospital is overall very professional. They have temperature monitoring in place for medication. Allyson, the practice manager, has been supportive, and phenomenal in providing information and accommodating requests. Highly recommend!

- S C.

The staff is so caring and compassionate, and make me feel like family as they remember both my dogs names. I will always take my babies to Hanging Rock!

- Emilee H.

Dr Todd has always taken care of my girls. I moved to Oklahoma and still go back to them to care for them. They Genuinely love the animals they care for. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!


- Melissa L.

Going back for Allie Boo checkup this month Nov2017... Really do like the vets, they take their time with you letting you know about your fur baby .... Will keep going, especially friendly ,great Vets!


- Leasea H.