Because protecting your pet’s health is our most important job, we have a complete in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to these precise test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet’s health. Test results can also help us in the early detection of diseases and other conditions affecting your pet’s health and well-being.
Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform many diagnostic tests with rapid results, aiding in the prompt development of appropriate treatment options for our patients. We can perform basic blood panels to evaluate general health and organ function, as well as special blood tests to assess for such conditions as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, pancreatitis, anticoagulant poisoning, and thyroid disease. Using a microscope, we have the ability to evaluate for skin and ear infections, blood-borne parasites, and cancerous masses, changes in liver or kidney function or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.
Laboratory testing provides information about your pet’s overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Thanks to our full in-house diagnostic laboratory, we deliver your pet’s test results quickly — often within a few minutes — minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. We also utilize two outside laboratories that can perform a vast array of testing. Once or twice daily pickups of laboratory samples allows for quick processing and evaluation.
When our animal companions are not feeling well, they can’t tell us what’s wrong or where it hurts. That’s why veterinary diagnostics are so important. These invaluable tools allow our veterinarians to delve deeper – below the surface of the skin – to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat whatever is ailing your pet. This early diagnosis can help improve the chances of a quick and full recovery for your pet.