When illness affects pets, a quick diagnosis can make the difference between prolonged suffering and a speedy recovery.
The Veterinarians have invested in their in-house laboratory to provide the quickest diagnosis for as many different conditions as possible. From routine lab work to testing that identifies specific diseases, The lab allows us to meet the needs of our diverse client base when immediate results are available for emergent problems, our veterinarians can have diagnostic answers within minutes. We are committed to providing the kind of high-quality testing options that will save critical diagnostic time. Quick lab results can make all the difference.
Some of the testing that can be performed in our lab includes:
Blood Parasite Screening – A blood sample is used to check for the presence of Heartworm disease – a mosquito-borne disease, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrilichiosis which are all tick-borne diseases.
Fecal screening – Stool samples are checked for the presence of intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms or Giardia.
Urinalysis – Urine samples can be used to check for several different things, including the health of kidneys, diabetes, and the presence of infection.
Blood chemistry – Using a blood sample, this test checks for the balance of electrolytes and enzymes as well as other chemicals such as phosphorous and calcium.
Complete blood count (CBC) – This blood test checks for the balance of different blood cell types and can give information on anemia, infection, and conditions like leukemia.
Thyroid function – The hormones produced by the thyroid gland can affect a pet?s metabolism and change his or her energy level and ability to maintain a proper weight.
Adrenal testing – Testing the functioning of the adrenal glands can help diagnose conditions such as Cushing?s disease.
Feline leukemia – Our vets recommend that all cats be tested for feline leukemia and vaccinated to protect them from this deadly virus.
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) – This highly contagious virus has no treatment but cats can be kept comfortable and symptoms minimized with early detection.
Parvovirus – In dogs, parvovirus is highly contagious and can be difficult to treat.