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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.


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.

When would laboratory work be needed?

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

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 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.

Tests we perform

The tests we perform in our in-house lab are used to assist in a diagnosis and treatment when your pet is sick, and also to determine if your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. These tests analyze how well your pet’s internal organs are functioning and allow for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.

With our state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, we can perform the following tests in our laboratory:

  • Fecal analysis

  • Complete Urinalysis

  • Blood glucose

  • PCV/TS

  • Complete white blood cell count

  • Platelet count

  • Full Blood Chemistry Profile

  • Electrolyte Profile

  • Blood parasite tests (Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis)

  • Feline viral testing (Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

  • Canine and Feline Pancreatic Lipase levels

  • Ear cytology

  • Skin Cytology

  • Skin scrape

  • FNA (fine needle aspirate) Cytology

In addition to our in-house laboratory, we have partnerships with multiple reference laboratories that enable us to perform additional specialized tests to assist with a diagnosis or monitor your pet’s long-term medical therapy.