29005 N. 1100 East Road

Blackstone IL, 61313

Call Us 815-672-2555

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

Comprehensive and medically advanced diagnostic services

Our medically advanced diagnostic equipment ensures that your pet receives state-of-the-art diagnostic care and enables us to gain a more complete picture of your pet’s overall health or of the specific medical problem he/she might be experiencing.

The diagnostic equipment we use to aid us in the diagnosis of many medical conditions include:

Laboratory

We perform most of our diagnostic lab tests at the clinic for faster results, diagnosis and treatment.  Our in-house veterinary laboratory includes the following:

  • CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  • Chemistries(Look at kidney and liver function, blood sugar, etc.)
  • Ear cytology
  • Skin scrapes
  • Skin cytology
  • Urinalysis (Testing the urine for any abnormalities)
  • Fecal testing (looking for intestinal parasites)
  • Parvo testing
  • Felv/FIV testing (the most common fatal viruses cats get)

If further testing is necessary, we have relationships with excellent independent laboratory services that are capable of accurately performing any needed tests.

Digital X-ray

We utilize state of the art digital radiography (x-ray) equipment, which provides quicker, clearer and faster images than older traditional film x-ray.  Like a digital photo, a digital radiograph can be manipulated after it is taken, allowing our team to highlight the image in ways that are not possible with traditional film x-ray.  There is less stress on your pet due to less time on the x-ray table.

Digital Dental X-rays

Similar to digital radiology, the advanced veterinary diagnostic tools we have also include digital dental radiology.  Because we can see only about half of your pet’s dental problems with our eyes, this type of imaging allows us to see the condition of your pet’s teeth both above and below the gum line. Digital technology displays images almost immediately, allowing us to identify dental issues and treat your pet faster, reducing the time your pet is under anesthesia.

Ultrasound

Veterinary ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive tool that allows us to visualize internal organs that are not otherwise possible to examine. As the sound waves travel into the body they return images of the internal organs. As opposed to radiographic (x-ray) static images, ultrasounds return dynamic results in real time.  This 3 three dimensional image allows the us to see how the organs are moving or how blood is flowing through the dog or cat at the time of the procedure.  Ultrasound is performed at Happy Tails Pet Hospital by a mobile ultrasound specialist with state of the art equipment.  Interpretation of the ultrasound is done by both the ultrasound specialist and Dr. Dan for the most accurate diagnosis for your pet.

Telemed Services

We have the ability to send digital x-ray images on-line for telemed consultations with board certified veterinarians radiologists.  These specialists are available 24 hours a day for telemedicine consultations with Dr. Dan.

Blood Pressure Monitoring.

Accurate blood pressure monitoring allows us to assess your pet’s condition while under anesthesia, experiencing shock, or in other critical situations. It is also used during routine check-ups to provide a baseline blood pressure reading. It helps detect hypertension, hypotension and evaluate and stabilize critically ill pets.

Loren Bedeker
Hands down the most amazing vet clinic there is!
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Hands down the most amazing vet clinic there is! Dr. Dan, Dr. Jessica and the rest of the staff are the most caring and compassionate individuals you want caring for your pets. They empathize with you and deeply care for our four-legged children! I will never go anywhere else but Happy Tails!
Cheryl Ruddy
We love Dr. Jess and staff!
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We love Dr. Jess and staff! As a breeder it is very important to have a good connection with the vet you work with on a regular basis. Dr. Jess always makes it a priority to have a great connection with you and your pet, she gets down on their level and interacts with them making the visit a very positive experience for both the owner and pet. She is very knowledgeable and I fully trust the advice she gives is what's best for my pets. Dr. Jess really has a passion for what she does and it shows every time we are in the office.
Jordyn Casey
No other place better to take your dogs!
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No other place better to take your dogs. We’ve taken all of our 24 dogs over the years there! Never had a problem. Vets are compassionate and the techs show nothing but love to your animals, as if they were taking care of their own.
Jackie Braham
This vet is the best!
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This vet is the best! Dr Jess and Dr Dan are very loving and compassionate to our fur babies. Dr jess has been a big part of our fur family and treats my babies with all the love she has..will never go to anyone else!!
Haley Blair
They are both extremely knowledgeable and caring
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I have nothing but great things to say about HT. We first started to bring our new dog out there after being referred to them by a friend. They have helped our dog through many issues (that were/are caused by overbreeding). And they even saved her life when she fell deathly ill and had to have emergency surgery.
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