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Laboratory Services


Diagnostic testing can identify problems your pet may be experiencing so that proper treatment can begin before a condition worsens.

Little Yellow Tabby Cat getting a shot from a Veterinarian.
Little Yellow Tabby Cat getting a shot from a Veterinarian.

Overview

Unfortunately, pets can’t tell us where it hurts, and oftentimes, a healthy appearing animal may be masking symptoms of disease or illness. We recommend veterinary diagnostic testing to identify any problems and to begin treatment as early as possible. These tests are especially helpful when symptoms are unspecific or hard to define.

Why would my pet need laboratory work?

Most laboratory work is done through routine wellness exams as directed by our doctors. For emergencies or un-scheduled visits, our diagnostic lab will run various tests to determine the best treatment for your pet.

When would laboratory work be needed?

We recommend regular tests to determine your pet’s health. If any concerns or conditions are found, we will help you decide on proper treatment. If your pet is on medication, they may require routine lab work to get the best possible results for their treatment. And if your pet is showing irregular behavior, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Our doctors will determine which laboratory services are appropriate during your exam.

How do veterinarians use laboratory work?

To ensure a proper diagnosis, we first examine your pet by looking at their eyes, ears, and skin; then we check their cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will then perform blood and/or urine tests if necessary to check their kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic testing.

If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please call us to schedule a medical assessment.