5510 Lafayette Rd, Suite 290

Indianapolis, IN 46254 US

317-293- 8363

Veterinary Diagnostics

Safe & Accurate Veterinary Diagnostics Saves Lives

Vet diagnostics

With the convenience of our highly regarded veterinary diagnostic capabilities (including blood work, parasite screenings, cardiology, endocrinology, radiology, ultrasound, and electrocardiography), we can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet for any number of illnesses. As an owner, it is important for you to become familiar with your dog or cat’s daily routine and behavior. This will help you recognize abnormal conduct or other symptoms that signify your furry friend may need veterinary attention.

Common signs of animal illness or injury indicating that you need to bring your pet to The Paw Patch Veterinary Hospital for further assessment and treatment:

  • Blood in stool
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Limping
  • Immobility
  • Swelling
  • Restlessness
  • Deep abrasions or lacerations (open wounds)
  • Unusually aggressive behavior when touched
  • Seeking abnormal amount of comforting attention
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drinking significantly less or more than normal
  • Rapid decline in energy
  • Sudden change in weight
  • Hair loss
  • Squinting, bulging, or red eyes
  • Eye discharge
  • Nose discharge

If ignored and left unattended, these problems will only worsen and lead to even more heightened issues. By catching an injury or illness early, we can potentially save your pet’s life. Please do not hesitate to call us with questions or concerns regarding your pet’s well-being.

Small Animal X-rays

Pet X-rays, or photographs of your companion animal’s internal body, are safely and comfortably taken to detect a variety of issues, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Foreign objects that may have been ingested
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Heartworm
  • Kidney, heart, or liver disease
  • Bladder or kidney stones
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Some spinal cord diseases

Pet Ultrasound

Our dependable veterinary ultrasound machine uses non-invasive, high-frequency sound waves to create internal images of your pet’s body. It can help determine, detect, or monitor:

  • Pregnancy
  • Litter count
  • Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Issues in the abdomen (liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys) and heart

For advanced cases, we enlist the assistance of radiographic specialist Dr. Jim Naughton from Indiana Veterinary Imaging. He performs the appropriate diagnostic procedure at our veterinary hospital and then consults with Dr. Tysklind about the findings. Together, they are determined to give you timely and correct answers and solutions.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm



After Hours: 317-248-0832

Wednesday Hours Starting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, we will be closing EVERY Wednesday from 830a-1030a for team trainings and meetings.  If you have an emergency during these times, you can call the clinic and select the emergency option and a staff member will be contacted to help you! 


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