Our in-house laboratory allows us to run a wide range of tests and obtain accurate results very quickly. Most in –house lab test can be done during your appointment with results before you leave. More specialized tests are sent to our outside laboratory.
Routine Blood Panels
In order to perform basic health screening for your pet; the blood panel(s) performed will be based on your pet’s age and breed. In particular, they can help detect early signs of common diseases.
Performed through both our in-house and outside labs. A small sample of urine can help detect urinary issues such as infections, crystals and can help diagnose liver and kidney disease (caused by the liver containing abnormal levels of by-products from organs such as the kidneys, pancreas and liver) as well as diabetes.
Another rapid in-house blood test,
All stray cats should have 2 negative tests 3 months apart. All outdoor cats should be tested yearly.
This quick in-house test allows us to detect most internal parasites such as roundworm, hookworms, whipworm, and coccidia, which can be treated with various de-wormers. A fecal sample should be tested at least once a year.
A rapid in-house blood test which detects the presence of adult heartworms. (Remember, heartworm disease is carried by mosquitoes). Our heartworm test also tests for Anaplasma, E. Canis and Lymes disease, which are all transmitted by ticks. This test should be done once a year, even if heartworm prevention has been used on a regular basis.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Panels
All patients undergoing surgery have pre-anesthetic blood work performed. This is so potential problems can be picked up prior to surgery in our pet laboratory. Correspondingly, they can be dealt with according to our best understanding and experience.
Our In-hospital digital
Schirmer Tear Test
This is a very simple test that detects “Dry Eye.” Dry eye is a disease in which tear production is absent or decreased. The cornea
The exact causes in individual cases may be unknown. However, typical causes include trauma, chemicals, infections, tumors, nerve degenerations, and immune reactions.