Cutting-Edge Diagnostics for Sick and Healthy Pets

Using diagnostics gives our veterinarians important information about your pet's health. Our animal clinic offers the latest technology for screening healthy pets and diagnosing sick ones. These tools include:

  • Digital X-ray
  • In-house and Commercial Lab Testing
  • Ultrasound

With diagnostics, our veterinarians can perform an internal exam of your pet. This means that we can better understand the condition of their bones, soft tissue organs, and overall physiology. Many pet health issues start small and can remain hidden until serious symptoms develop. By screening healthy pets we can detect problems early and initiate preventative care. Additionally, diagnosing sick pets helps us find the right treatment and give our patients the chance to make a full recovery.

Digital X-Ray Imaging

X-ray has come a long way in helping veterinarians visualize internal systems and make correct diagnoses. With digital X-ray, we use only about 10% of the radiation that traditional film X-ray uses, and images are acquired more quickly which means less stress for your pet. Furthermore, we can save X-ray images on a computer and send them to other veterinary hospitals if necessary. This tool helps us detect and diagnose:

  • Broken Bones
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Deformities
  • Bladder Stones
  • Organ Enlargement
  • Heart Problems
  • Foreign Bodies
  • ...and more

Laboratory Testing

Our pet hospital utilizes both our in-house lab and a commercial lab for our pet diagnostics testing. Our in-house lab is an efficient tool for running routine heartworm, tick screening, and stool tests as well as tests on pets that are sick or having a pet health emergency. This gives us a quick turnaround for results, which is critical for urgent situations.

However, in most cases when we are doing annual wellness blood work or specialty tests, our veterinarians prefer to send samples to outside laboratories.


Ultrasound is an advanced imaging tool that provides us with a real-time, moving image of the internal organs. More important, our ultrasound procedures are completely painless, non-invasive, and drug-free. Unlike X-ray, ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves and the echoes they produce to create images. For expert analysis, a board-certified radiologist comes to our pet clinic to perform ultrasounds whenever they are needed. With ultrasound technology, our veterinarians can study the shape, function, and size of your pet's internal organs.

Does Your Pet Need Diagnostic Testing?

Our veterinarians and staff hold ourselves to the highest possible standard when it comes to screening and diagnosing illness in pets. You deserve answers to your questions, and your pet deserves a treatment that works best for them. Furthermore, our veterinary team is pleased to have connections with various specialty labs across the country so we can provide the most exceptional care to your pet whenever they need it. If your pet is ill or due for routine testing, call our pet hospital (352) 331-7050 to schedule an appointment.

I could not love a place of business any more than I do Jonesville Animal Hospital. Both veterinarians are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and loving towards the animals. The staff has some of the friendliest people I've met, and their professionalism is top-notch. The facility is large, clean, and modern, and the extended hours are fantastic for working professionals. Thank you for being so great to our dog, Charlie!

- Amy

Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman are awesome! When one of my dogs was afraid of going to the vet, they worked with me to make her visits as stress-free as possible. They go out of their way to make every visit great and the facility is clean and inviting. They know me by name when I come to buy dog food and always offer to bring it to the car for me if I have my two young daughters with me.

- Christopher

I have had the privilege of having Dr. Lerman taking care of our animals for over 20 years.  The compassion, knowledge and attention to detail displayed in the variety of situations we have experienced is truly amazing and appreciated. It is so evident that everyone associated with Jonesville Animal Hospital has a true love of providing quality care for animals.

- Bob

The staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital is always exceptional! Our beloved Border Collie, Mysti, was a patient there for 10 years, and we always felt as if they loved her as much as we did. Even after her passing they sent our family the most heart felt, loving message to console us. We think the world of the entire team! Now our new puppy, Boo, will enjoy their loving care too.

- Gina

The Doctors and Staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital are top-notch. They stayed late, performed emergency surgeries after "normal" business hours, and made sure to call and update me of their status even though it was 9PM at night. I feel like they treat each pet as if it were their own, and always have the best interest of the pet in mind.

- Heather

Jonesville Animal Hospital is simply the best! Our dogs have been patients at Jonesville Animal Hospital ever since it was first opened by Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman. They have cared for our whippet and our two greyhounds. The expert care, knowledge, and compassion shown to us by Drs. Vliet and Lerman and their entire team is outstanding. It is obvious that they love our dogs. 

- Rita

I have entrusted the care of my three dogs to Drs. Vliet and Lerman for about 10 years and am so pleased with their practice.  I like that I've never had to deal with a waiting room full of animals; they check every patient in quickly and get them into exam rooms to avoid any "doggy personality differences!" Their support staff always make my dogs feel welcomed, non-threatened and their favorite patients of all time! 

- Sherri

The wonderful care provided to our three cats, at Jonesville Animal Hospital, makes me wish that they were my health care providers! Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman have given our cats exceptional care at every visit. They've helped us navigate behavior issues and patiently saw us to a resolution. These fine vets have put together an incredible staff, all of whom adore animals! I cannot say enough about JAH, and highly recommend them!

- Shirley

I recently moved to the Gainesville area, and I was thrilled to discover Jonesville Animal Hospital. My 10-year-old Lab suffers from a few health problems and I wanted to find a top-notch local vet for her. Jonesville Animal Hospital has more than exceeded my expectations. This is by far the best service I've ever received from a veterinary hospital.

- Amy