Having a state-of the-art diagnostic laboratory on site allows us to quickly evaluate your pets’ health. This is very valuable any time a pet is ill as well as prior to anesthesia. For the critical patient, we can draw a blood sample and have results in the span of a few short minutes.
We perform routine tests for numerous reasons. For our canine companions, we run an annual test which will detect the presence of heartworms and three common tick-borne diseases, all which are prevalent in our area. Our feline friends are screened for feline leukemia (FELV), feline immunosuppressive virus (FIV) as well as heartworms. These diseases can cause serious illnesses. If your pet is on a long-term medication, blood tests will help us monitor their effectiveness and check for any adverse effects on their kidneys or liver.