If your pet is sick, or even if they are healthy, our doctors recommend running lab tests occasionally to see how things are going on the inside of your pet. It is also a great idea to run pre-anesthesia blood work when your pet is going to have surgery to help minimize complications due to unforeseen internal issues. In your older pet, a senior screen will give us a good look at what is going on with your pet’s kidneys, liver, thyroid, blood count, urine, and more.
Our Hospital has a well equipped in-house laboratory. We have the ability to perform pre-anesthetic blood panels, senior screens, and general health profiles (these usually take less than 30 minutes). We also perform urinalyses, fecal tests for parasites, Heartworm, Parvo, Giardia and Felv/FIV tests. In addition, we use Idexx Laboratory Services. If your pet's sample is sent to Idexx we usually have results within 24-48 hours.