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In-House Lab & Diagnostics

Diagnostic Imaging Services

At Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists, we provide diagnostic imaging including x-ray, ultrasound, and CT scan for pets in Little Rock. These technologies produce highly detailed images of the internal structures of your pet's body to help provide accurate diagnosis.

Radiography (Digital X-rays)

A radiograph, or x-ray, is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernible from the outside.

Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.

Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions including bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.

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In-House Lab & Pharmacy

Our in-house laboratory allow us to perform tests and get results quickly, so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible. Our pharmacy is stocked with a range of medications and prescription diets, giving us quick access to any medications your pets may need while in our care.


Ultrasound is a non-invasive technology that uses sound waves transmitted into the body to create an image that allows your vet to look at the architecture of an organ. 

With ultrasound, fluid can be distinguished from soft tissue masses or foreign bodies, which can be difficult to do with a digital x-ray. This makes the ultrasound useful in the diagnosis patients for hemoabdomen and pericardial effusion (blood in the abdomen and around the heart). 

When a pet has a tumor or ingests something it shouldn’t have, an ultrasound can also be helpful to locate the objects and characterize them.

Computed Tomography (CT scan)

A computed tomography (CT) scanner is an advanced, non-invasive and painless diagnostic imaging tool that allows our veterinarians and specialists to view the internal anatomy of a patient by producing highly detailed cross-sectional images. 

Our veterinarians frequently use CT scans for planning surgery and for diagnosing specific disease processes that affect certain regions in the body, such as the spine, nasal cavity, middle/inner ear, abdomen, thorax, and joints. 

From Our Clients

  • "On a late Saturday night, I was able to find this emergency vet for my cat. It was horrible seeing her in pain and miserable. We were able to get in quickly, the staff was all very friendly and came to let me know what was going on throughout the visit. They were up front about costs and gave me estimates for treatment. I felt respected, I feel my cat was very well treated and cared for!"
    Wendy O.

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