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Veterinary Technology

Our team uses diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house lab to help your Harrisburg veterinarian accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and customize treatment plans to your needs. 

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Veterinary Diagnostics

Diagnostic imaging involves using electromagnetic radiation and other technologies to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal organs. 

At our veterinary diagnostic lab, we have advanced tools at our disposal to help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical condition. Colonial Park Animal Clinic offers a range of services, from digital radiology to surgical lasers, ECG/EKG and more. 

With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we're able to produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's medical issues, then provide immediate treatment options. 

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Harrisburg

We complete tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible. 

At our pet pharmacy in Harrisburg, we have access to a range of prescription medications and diets. Any medications your pet may need while in our care will be stocked here. 

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Our Diagnostic Services 

We perform advanced diagnostic testing in our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab to allow our vets to provide a quick, accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues. 

  • Radiography (Digital X-Rays)

    A radiograph (digital X-ray) can be used to examine your pet's internal systems to reveal data that we may not be able to see with the naked eye. 

    Radiography is a non-invasive, safe and painless procedure that uses very low doses of radiation, so even very young pets and pregnant females are able to safely undergo this procedure. 

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

  • Digital Dental X-Rays

    If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.

    Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.

    With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.

    This technology allows your Harrisburg vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.

  • Surgical Lasers

    In veterinary laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam is used to efficiently vaporize or chip away at the tissue. As the laser performs this task it also seals the capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings.

    Surgical lasers can reduce bleeding, pain, and your pet's risk of infection, leading to a shorter recovery period for many of our patients.

  • Ultrasound

    Available at our Palmyra location. If required, we will set up an appointment. 

    Diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal organs, along with the blood flowing through the blood vessels. 

    Because our vets have this valuable technology available in our in-house lab, your cat or dog's condition can be quickly diagnosed and treatment can start sooner. 

  • Bloodwork, Urinalysis & Fecal Exams


    At our vet lab in Harrisburg we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile. 


    Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.

    Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

    This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health. 

    Fecal Exams

    A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Harrisburg.

    The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms. 

    Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.

    Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.

    Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.

  • CT Scans

    Available at our Palmyra location. If required, we will set up an appointment. 

    CT (computed tomography) Scans combine X-Ray images and computer technology to help us identify and diagnose numerous diseases and disorders in your pet's body. They have become an essential imaging tool used in veterinary medicine.

  • ECG / EKG

    If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).

    This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.

New Patients Welcome

Colonial Park Animal Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(717) 540-7140