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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

Advanced Veterinary Diagnostics at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital in Montgomery AL

Veterinary Diagnostics

Veterinary diagnostics are needed when a simple exam isn’t enough to diagnose your pet. At Carriage Hills Animal Hospital, our team employs state-of-the-art techniques to make a fast, accurate diagnosis of pet illnesses and injuries.


Veterinary Diagnostic Services

Many illnesses can’t be detected by a veterinary exam alone. In such cases, we perform diagnostics tests and procedures that allow us to gather more information about your pet. Often, these tests enable us to make a fast, accurate diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Some of the veterinary diagnostic services we offer include:

  • Full in-house laboratory—To perform full blood chemistries, complete blood cell counts, electrolyte analysis, and urinalysis within minutes
  • Digital radiography (X-rays)—Allow us to evaluate your pet’s musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems
  • Advanced imaging—Provides contrast radiography and myelography, as well as access to MRI services, types of images that can help gain even more information about an area of interest
  • Ultrasound—Uses non-invasive sound waves to gain detailed images of the organs, particularly useful for evaluation of the heart, abdominal organs, and reproductive system
  • Digital dental radiography—Provides detailed images of your pet’s mouth, much as your dentist would obtain of yours, allowing us to better assess the health and integrity of each tooth
  • Endoscopy—Uses fiber optics to visualize your pet’s oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, colon, and the upper small intestine and perform minimally invasive procedures
  • Laparoscopy—Endoscopic surgery using rigid scopes to visualize the internal organs through a very small incision

At Carriage Hills, we maintain a wide range of diagnostic capabilities on site. Many veterinarians in Central Alabama refer their complex cases to our hospital for these diagnostic and specialty services. In addition, we use the services of a certified commercial veterinary laboratory with a reputation for excellence.

Learn more about our veterinary referral services or contact our hospital to make an appointment for your pet.


Diagnostic Services on the East Side

In Montgomery AL, our state-of-the-art Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic offers extraordinary diagnostic services in an intimate setting.