Skip to content
Pet Diagnostics in Oklahoma City: Dog Sits on Scale

Providing Better Care with Pet Diagnostics

In order to give your pet the best treatment possible, we offer diagnostics to help us understand your pet’s health more fully. Because physical exams limit us to what we can see on the outside, we need diagnostics to show us what's happening inside. Our doctors can, therefore, create a more complete picture of your pet’s current condition and be better-equipped to suggest the right treatment.

Early Detection Can Reverse or Prevent Disease Progression

Healthy pets should be screened annually for heartworm disease, which may not reveal any clinical signs for a long time. Furthermore, if your pet is ill or behaving oddly, diagnostics can help us identify the problem. Detecting injury, illness, or infection early on can save your pet from needless stress and discomfort.

Is your pet showing signs of illness or pain? Call us right away to request an in-depth evaluation. 

Pet Diagnostics in Oklahoma City: Woman Carrying Cat

Digital X-Ray and Dental X-Ray

Hefner Road Animal Hospital is proud to offer digital X-ray technology that can study various parts of the body, including the bones, heart, lungs, abdomen, and mouth (we have a separate system for full-mouth X-rays). With our equipment, we can diagnose:

  • Heart problems
  • Tumors
  • Obstructions or foreign bodies in the stomach or intestine
  • Broken bones
  • Dental disease and resorptive lesions that are hidden below the gum line
  • Heartworm disease
  • ...and more

Digital X-ray is superior to film X-ray because it provides sharper, higher-contrast images that allow for better diagnosing. It can also be performed in far less time.

Our In-House Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory equipment allows us to evaluate samples of blood, urine, fecal matter, and skin cells for a more accurate diagnosis. We can also study samples under the microscope or run them through a machine that provides data for us to interpret. Therefore we can obtain results quickly, especially if your pet needs urgent care.

Our lab tests include:

Full Blood Panel
(or CBC)

Identifies the amount of white and red blood cells and platelets, and also screens for various disorders

Chemistry Panel

The chemistry panel measures the electrolytes and other values in the blood to determine general health and to gauge the effectiveness of a certain treatment


We can see if your pet is infected with heartworms and able to continue/begin their heartworm preventive


We can diagnose skin disorders and other problems by viewing tissue samples under the microscope

Fungal Culture

Fungal infections can cause a lot of problems for pets, so it’s important for us to be able to evaluate samples right here in our hospital

Fecal Testing

Your pet’s stool harbors clues about their health that can help us diagnose illness, parasites, and other problems


Testing the urine can reveal signs of a urinary tract infection, diabetes mellitus, and other issues


HRAH has taken care of our precious pets for many years. They have treated our pets with the best care. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for exceptional care of their pets.

Risa and Steve

Hefner Road is really a good place!  We've been taking our animals there for a long time, they treat you and your furry friend real nice.

Pauline & Bill W.

Dr Purvis & his staff are wonderful! He has been my doggie doctor since adopting 2 rescues in 2000! They are attentive to your animal's needs and show them so much love! Dr. Purvis helped me make painful decisions when my Estee-girl had an inoperable cancer and his loving staff held her with me when it was time to say good-bye. Lucy loves boarding and thinks of HRAH as her second home. Thank you Dr. P & Staff

Lynne H.

Evie loves coming to see you!  When she knows we are going for a ride, she wants to stop and come into the office!

Mehrey T.

We have been with Dr. Purvis around 20 years and wouldn't think of using any other vet.  He and the staff are caring, friendly and always professional.  We also use the grooming facility monthly. The Pet Resort is the best in town!

Brenda and Bill H.

I have trusted the care of one spoiled schnauzer and two cats to HRAH for over 10 years.  Dr. Purvis and the entire staff at HRAH are fantastic!  They have great customer service and offer exceptional animal care.  Our schnauzer attends daycare during the workweek and I feel extremely fortunate to have such a competent and caring group available for her.

Molly S.

Enjoyed my experience there. Dr. Cooper and his team were friendly and took care of my puppy. Very affordable, definitely recommend.


I called HRAH because my former vet and my groomer kept telling me that my bichon had fleas and that's why she was literally scratching holes into herself. I knew she didn't have fleas and suspected it was allergies. I was so relieved that I finally found a vet who knew immediately that the problem was "bichon skin" and NOT fleas! I especially appreciated that the exam room was sparkling clean and didn't stink like nasty dirty pet odor. Very impressed---they are my new vet!


Best place for our sweet babies! That Jacklyn is so caring and loves our babies as much as we do!


Very nice and accommodating. Staff is very friendly. They helped my doggie feel better on the same day I called to make an appt. Love them!



Hefner Road Animal Hospital

Font Resize