Precise Diagnostic Testing for Pets of the Upper West Side

cat having blood sample drawn for diagnostic tests

Our services are only as good as they are appropriate. Diagnostic testing, run through our in-house laboratory, is how we determine an effective treatment for your pet.

Here are the types of diagnostic testing we do:

Allergy Testing

When your dog or cat is excessively scratching or sneezing or dripping from the eyes, it’s likely he or she is experiencing an allergic reaction to the environment or to food. We’ll run skin tests and blood tests to determine exactly what it is that’s bugging your pet.

Electrocardiography (ECG)

Early detection of heart disease is critical. An ECG produces a readout of the electrical activity of your pet’s heart. Specifically, we can determine:

  • Heart rate
  • Heart rhythm
  • Potential heartbeat irregularities (arrhythmias)


This noninvasive diagnostic technique can be used for far more than examining pregnant bellies.

Some of the common uses for ultrasound are to diagnose or examine:

  • Heart murmurs
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Labored breathing
  • Birth defects
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Urinary bladder disease
  • Screening for cancer

What’s the best part about ultrasound? It uses no radiation (unlike X-rays) to gather diagnostic data.

From cancer to parasites, blood tests, urine samples, and stool samples are the other ways we gather data to diagnose your pet’s issues.

Our diagnostic services are also only as good as our staff. Our team of veterinarians and vet techs are highly skilled and trained, not only in terms of conducting tests, but also in terms of communicating with you, the client.

Contact us today for an appointment if your dog or cat is displaying any sort of troubling symptoms or behavior.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“The entire staff is caring and compassionate. Our dog was well taken care of and is on the road to recovery. We especially appreciate the follow up calls.” –Howard M.

“Wonderful service and very kind staff! We’re so thankful to have found a great vet after moving to NYC!” –Emily A.

“Dr. Fried answers all my questions and concerns about my pet. Makes me feel like we are in good hands.” –Joyce M.

“I have recommended Dr. Fried to my pet owning friends and will continue to do so.” –Anon A.

“I would not take my dog or three cats anywhere but to Lincoln Square.” –Susan H.

“Everyone at Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital is very professional, friendly and really care for their patients.” –Irene A.

“I have always had good experiences at Lincoln Square animal hospital and this was no exception.” –Carol H.

“The doctors at LSV are amazing and take wonderful care of our bulldog Zeus!” –Rekha U.

“We love this Vet! Everyone is professional and friendly and we are completely confident with their care and ability.” –David F.

“I highly recommend Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital to anyone who treats their four-legged babies as their own!” –Margaret B.

“My dog has been in good hands here since he was a puppy. Excellent medical care and excellent follow up.” –Carrie W.

“Everyone at LSVH is cheerful, efficient and helpful. This is the only vet office I know of, where my dog does not shake, but instead wags his tail upon entering!” –Nathan S.

“We have always been greeted with smiles and a terrific attitude. Each and every one of the doctors make me feel like they love my pet almost as much as I do.” –Jayme S.

“I always have a very good feeling that Georgie is being taken care of in the best possible way. I also find the staff very polite, and helpful.” –Jacqueline D.

“Great experience. Vets are always very patient with the humans and animals. Been going for years and will continue.” –Nancy S.

“All of them (the vets, the techs, the receptionists) are kind and gentle in handling all animals (including humans). I have never had a bad experience there, and my cats are happy and healthy!” –Gabriel K.

“There really is no other vet, staff or place like Lincoln Square. Plus, I never worry when I leave my precious little guy there. I know they’ll treat him as I would.” –Gina M.