Medical Procedures

Veterinary clinic

Academy Animal Hospital Provides Variety of Medical Procedures

Lab and Bloodwork

Our laboratory is used for routine visits, as well as urgent cases and critically ill patients. We have a full in-house laboratory complete with fecal centrifugation, CBC analyzer, microscope, Dif-Quik staining for cytology, chemistry analyzer, digital X-ray machine, MetRx otoscope, EKG, and ultrasound.

Wellness screenings, complete blood counts, and certain chemistry profiles, such as progesterone (P4) and cholesterol, are performed in-house. An outside laboratory is utilized for a variety of other diagnostic tests, including pathology reviews.

Preoperative bloodwork can be done the day of a surgical procedure for the owner’s convenience.

Common lab procedures include:

  • Periodic liver checks for dogs taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Lab checks every 6 months for cats with hyperthyroidism.
  • Lab checks every 6 months for dogs on medication for hypothyroidism.
  • Lab checks are initially done every 5-10 days for Cushing’s disease, then every 3 months once stable.
  • Epilepsy is checked every 6 months. For pets being treated with phenobarbital, an initial check is done 2 weeks after starting medication and every 6 months once stable.
  • A glucose curve is done for diabetes. Pets are dropped off in the morning and serial blood glucose levels are checked throughout the day to compare blood sugar levels to the related amount of insulin given. After the initial glucose curve, follow up ones are performed every 3 months.

Digital Radiology

Your pet may require an X-ray for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Lameness, joint derangement, arthritis, dysplasia, and spinal compromise
  • Knee injuries such as a luxating patella (floating kneecap) or ACL injury
  • Coughing or any other internal issues
  • Acute injuries any other or ongoing issues (disease progression checked by comparing X-ray films from various stages)
  • Check for kidney and bladder stones
  • Various other reasons the doctor believes X-rays are necessary

We do a great number X-rays at Academy Animal Hospital each month and a specialist checks every single one. Digital copies of X-rays are also provided to ensure continuity of care with other medical providers.


We have our own in-house ultrasound machine and, if your pet needs a special procedure like an ultrasound-guided biopsy, an appointment can be scheduled with our radiologist.

Other Conditions Frequently Checked

  • Snap tests for pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
  • Ear cytology for otitis (ear infection)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Heartworm tests and fecal analyses are done to check for parasites.

Keep in mind that pets will often try to hide an illness so it’s important to pay attention to any changes in your pet’s behavior and take note of any potential signs of illness or injury. It’s always best to bring them in for a check if you suspect something is wrong.

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Academy Animal
510 S. State Rd. 135
Greenwood, IN 46142

Phone: 317-881-3125

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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