Jefferson City Pet Diagnostic Services

Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City


Radiographs, or X-rays, have the ability to penetrate tissues and show images of your pet's organs and bones. This makes X-rays one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine. At Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City, we use contrast radiology to examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas, as well as 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.

The diagnostic capabilities offered by X-rays are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine, especially because we can't simply ask patients what is wrong. An investment in high-quality X-ray technology reflects a commitment to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available


In an effort to assist buyers and breeders in researching and verifying the health history of their pet, Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City also performs X-rays for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) certification. Through radiological screening, we are able to evaluate and determine if a dog is at risk or has developed hip dysplasia or elbow disorders.

Animal Medical Center of Jefferson City

In-House Medical and Diagnostic Laboratory

When performing routine wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what a veterinarian can't see is as important, if not more important, than what they can. Because protecting your pet's health is our top priority, we have a complete in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces and biopsied tissue.

Without timely access to these precise test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health. Test results aid us in the early detection of diseases and other conditions affecting your pet's health and well-being. Diagnostic 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.

Laboratory testing also provides information about your pet's overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Thanks to an in-house diagnostic laboratory, we can deliver some of your pet's test results quickly—often within a few minutes—minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.