Our veterinary laboratory is equipped with in-house blood machines that allow us to quickly diagnose abnormalities in major organ systems. Some of the diagnostics we are able to perform include:
Tells us what the red blood cell count, white blood cell count and platelets are. Results can help us diagnose anemia, infection, etc.
A blood chemistry panel will test liver and kidney enzymes, blood sugar, and electrolytes to name a few. Information from this test can help us in the diagnosis of diabetes, kidney insufficiency, liver disease, and some endocrine abnormalities.
Tests for the presence of protein or blood in the urine, glucose, and evidence of infection. Our microscopic examination of the urine sediment can also help us to diagnose bladder crystals and stones, as well as certain kinds of bladder cancer.
Examines stool for evidence of parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, coccidia, and tapeworms.
Feline Leukemia/FIV(Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) Testing
Important tests that are recommended for any new kitten to your household as well as outdoor cats. Feline Leukemia/FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) are potentially fatal diseases and can be passed across the placenta, thus infecting young kittens, or spread by cat fights or prolonged close contact. We recommend testing kittens to make sure they are negative prior to introducing them to other cats in the household, as well as testing outdoor cats that are regularly getting in fights.
An in-house test that provides results in 8 minutes. Parvovirus is a life threatening disease that mainly affects young puppies that have been improperly vaccinated. Being able to quickly diagnose this deadly disease is the first step towards recovery.
Outside Laboratory Services
We are able to send out blood and tissue samples to high quality, veterinary diagnostic laboratories for more specialized testing.