Pet Diagnostics in Erie, PA

Glenwood Pet Hospital offers various specialized pet medical services for


Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health. 

Glenwood Pet Hospital is a full service hospital with many diagnostic tools available to fully evaluate your pet’s condition. From pediatrics to seniors, we have the necessary services to make sure they are evaluated completely and if ill, diagnosed early so that intervention can occur. Diagnostics include but not limited to:


Ultrasound is a pain-free, non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet’s internal organs. Often considered more exact than radiographs, ultrasound provides a movie of what is happening inside your pet’s body. While it is particularly useful in viewing your pet’s abdominal organs including the spleen, kidneys, liver, and gallbladder, it can also be used to evaluate heart functions, bladder scans and other areas such as the thyroid glands, testicles and mammary glands. Additionally, ultrasounds are typically not stressful for your pet and take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to perform. At Glenwood Pet Hospital,  we recently added a brand new ultrasound machine that offers a more detailed image of your pet’s organs. Our own Dr. Weaver took a week-long intensive course so that she may be able to thoroughly evaluate all abdominal organs, looking for disease or abnormalities. These images can also be evaluated by a board-certified radiologist.


Glenwood Pet Hospital is proud to have two high quality imaging services to help aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your beloved pet. Our digital x-ray machine is fast and efficient. These images can be read immediately by the veterinarian, as well as being sent to be reported by a board-certified radiologist. If your pet is in a need for a referral to a specialty hospital, our x-rays can be emailed or copied immediately to the attending doctor.

Blood Monitoring Test

A blood test provides us with information about your pet’s health, which can be determined by analyzing a sample of blood. This includes Complete Blood Count, Chemistry, Thyroid, Phenobarbital levels, Fructosamine levels, Heartworm disease, tick-borne disease, Pacreatitis, FeLV, and FIV.

Complete Urinalysis

Urinalysis is a routine test performed on pets that helps assess the physical and chemical properties of urine. It not only evaluates the health of a kidney and urinary system, but it can also detect other irregularities in other organ systems.

Blood Pressure

Veterinarians check pets’ blood pressure the same way as a human. An inflatable cuff will be placed on your pet’s paw or tail, and standard instruments will check their pressure.

Fine Needle Aspirates

The fine needle aspiration biopsy test is one of the least invasive diagnostic procedures performed on veterinary patients. Veterinarians use a thin needle to collect a sample of cells and obtain cytological information that could help diagnose your pet.

Fluorescein Stain

The Fluorescein Eye Stain test allows veterinarians to indicate if your pet has an abrasion, ulcer, or other defects on the surface of the cornea.

Schirmer Tear Test

The Schirmer Test determines whether an animal’s eye produces enough tears to keep it healthy. With the Schirmer Tear test, veterinarians can diagnose and prompt treatment early, preventing further damage.


A Tono-Pen is a device used in Tonometry Tests that can measure the pressure within your pet’s eye and determine if glaucoma is present.

Cautery machine

A cautery machine, better known as an electrocautery machine, is often used in Electrosurgery. It is used by veterinarians to safely remove harmful or unwanted tissue.


A Cryopen is utilized during Cryosurgery to remove small bumps such as skin tags, warts, and small benign growths that are not a major medical concern but can be an issue in other ways.


ECG stands for Electrocardiogram. It’s a test that can assess your pet’s heart rate and rhythm. The impulses recorded as the heart beats can help detect abnormalities within the heart.

Using these tools we are able to diagnose and provide your pet with treatment right on the spot! We have the capabilities of hospitalization overnight, as well as an isolation ward for our contagious pets. If more in depth diagnostics are needed, we can use our out of hospital laboratory (i.e. intestinal parasite testing, biopsy, Cushing’s disease test, liver function tests etc.)

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