Lab work and diagnostic tests complement the physical exam to determine how your pet’s body is functioning. Our goal is early detection of a problem while it is still treatable.
Our facility is equipped with an in-house lab that gives us a fast diagnoses. Patients can often get blood work results back while they wait and medications can be dispensed at the time of departure.
For more extensive tests we also have strong association with an offsite laboratory. Depending on the test, the turnaround time can be a short as the same day, but most test results are back the next day. Sometimes your pet will receive multiple tests to help our medical team. Consider each test being like a part of a puzzle, where each piece is needed to complete the picture.
Here are some of the common lab tests we perform
Give our doctors a look at both the blood and the functioning of the internal organs. It can tell us if your pet has been infected with certain diseases, such as, heartworm, feline leukemia, and parvovirus. It is also used to regulate insulin or thyroid medications.
Can be used for a variety of reasons, including detecting urinary tract disorders, kidney stones, and dehydration. It can also be used to determine if your pet has kidney problems or may be suggestive of diabetes.
Used to detect parasitic eggs and bacteria. We recommend that your pet get their stool tested twice a year.
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