The first step in helping a sick or injured pet is diagnosing the problem.  All of our sick visits are scheduled for a minimum of one half hour, and many for at least 45 minutes.  This allows ample time for you and the doctor to discuss your pet’s symptoms and make decisions on your pet’s care.  We encourage you to ask questions so that you understand your treatment options and can make an informed decision.  You know your pet best of all and we want to partner with you to decide on your pet’s treatment and care.


Fast test results enable our doctors to make a diagnosis while you wait. Falconbridge Animal Hospital is equipped with an in-house laboratory.  Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to perform many tests right in the hospital. In many cases our doctors are able to recommend a treatment plan and get your pet started on the road to recovery before you leave the hospital!

Some tests do need to be sent to an outside laboratory.   In these cases, we will prepare and package the necessary specimens and notify you as soon as the veterinarian is able to review the results.  Results are often returned from the laboratory within a day, and we are then able to recommend the best treatment plan for your pet.


All of our radiology services are provided at the Falconbridge Animal Hospital location.  Our top of the line digital x-ray equipment (including dental) provides excellent quality diagnostic radiographs.

Should your pet need to be referred to a specialist or transferred to an emergency clinic, we are able to quickly and easily transfer your pet’s radiographs as well as provide a copy for your records.

In addition to the veterinarians here at Falconbridge Animal Hospital, we also have the board-certified veterinary radiologists of East Coast Veterinary Imaging, Inc. (ECVI) as appointment-based consultants for specialty cases.

Other Diagnostic Services

Falconbridge Animal Hospital is equipped with fast scan ultrasound, video-otoscopy, endoscopy and electrocardiogram. For more involved ultrasound cases the doctors of East Coast Veterinary Imaging, Inc. are available at Falconbridge Animal Hospital as appointment-based consultants for ultrasonography.

To schedule a diagnostic consultation for your pet, call us at (919) 403-5591.