Diagnostics

If your pet could talk, you’d never have to worry about missing the signs of an illness. They could simply come to you, tell you they weren’t feeling well, explain their symptoms and show you exactly where it hurt. Unfortunately, this is not possible, so it’s up to us to be able to recognize the signs that something may be wrong, and take the appropriate measures to address the situation in a timely manner. That’s where veterinary diagnostics come into play.

With many illnesses and injuries that can affect our animal companions, a physical exam isn’t always enough to reach a definitive diagnosis. In these cases, our doctors must be able to look below the surface and learn what’s happening inside your pet’s body. Veterinary diagnostics are tools that enable us to do just that, so that we can accurately diagnose whatever is ailing your pet in a timely manner.

Ceres Veterinary Clinic utilizes a broad range of routine and advanced diagnostic tools to help us stay on top of the ongoing health of our patients and provide the highest level of care available. Our hospital is equipped with an on-site laboratory which allows us to run a wide variety of diagnostic tests and retrieve the results quickly – often before you and your pet ever even leave the exam room. For those tests that require more extensive analysis, we work with an outside lab that we trust to provide us with speedy and accurate results.

Most diagnostic tests are performed in house, by our own doctors. But when required, we will refer to specialists outside of our clinic. For instance, we work with a board certified cardiologist as well as a board certified radiologist, who are available to provide their expert opinion on cases that require more in-depth analysis.

X-ray Services (Radiology)

  • OFA Screening
  • General X- Ray Service
  • Hip, Joint, and Arthritis Evaluation

Ultrasound Imaging

  • Abdominal
  • Early Pregnancy Screening

Blood Testing

  • Electrolyte Profiles
  • Blood Clotting Profiles
  • General Health Profiles
  • Diabetes Testing
  • Kidney Evaluation
  • Urine Testing
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Heartworm Testing
  • Pre-Operative Testing
  • Feline Leukemia/Feline AIDS Testing

If your pet hasn’t been acting like their normal, healthy self, and you can see no outward evidence of what’s bothering them, it may be time for a diagnostic analysis. Rest assured that whatever is ailing your animal companion, we’re well-equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of it so we can have your pet back on the path to good health again as soon as possible.

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    • Vicki RayVicki Ray

      Absolutely love Ceres Vet Clinic! Dr. Bettencourt and his whole staff are awesome! I have 4 furry babies ranging from 11 yrs. to 4 months old and I would never even consider taking them anywhere else. I just moved from Ceres to Stockton and even though the drive is longer, it is worth it. Lots of love and care is what you get at Ceres Veterinary Clinic and I highly recommend it!

    • Lorene Stanton BrinkLorene Stanton Brink

      The staff are so friendly and helpful. They treated our dogs and kitten like they were their own animals. Highly recommend them.

    • Lori HabeckLori Habeck

      open very convenient hours, very helpful staff, very informative.

    • Mila B.Mila B.

      Amazing! The staff is always so welcoming and friendly from the moment you walk into the office to the moment you leave. This veterinary clinic is unlike...

    • Janice KeatingJanice Keating

      Dr Cassidy is a very capable and kind professional. Our 14 year old beagle is generally a hot mess and no veterinary professional can believe he's still happy and alive so we appreciate her help keeping him that way and her advice how to keep him comfortable in his last years.

    • Terry L. EvansTerry L. Evans

      The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are all so kind and care about their customers, both 2 and four legged ones! Lol! Dr Judge is always very patient and thorough with the animals. We drive from Oakdale to see Dr Judge in Ceres. It's an hour round trip to come to the Ceres Veterinary Group. Not to mention the wait time and then office visit. They are worth it. Sadie and Bear say thank you for helping take such good care of them.

    • Debi Farris AbshierDebi Farris Abshier

      Dr. Olivas is wonderful. Very kind & patient. In fact all the staff are very nice.