Because pets are not able to communicate their symptoms to us and in fact often try to hide signs of illness from us we rely on blood testing and urine testing more than human doctors do. Collecting a small amount of blood and urine is generally quite simple and the results give us a lot of information about what is going on internally in your pet at that moment.
Our in-house laboratory is equipped to run a wide range of tests and the reults are available to us within 24 hours. In emergency situations we can have certain results within minutes. Some tests need to be run at our outside laboratory and these results may take longer to return.
The tests we can run in-clinic include:
- Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
- Serum Biochemistry
- Electrolyte levels
- Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing for Cats and Heartworm Testing for Dogs