Laboratory

Sometimes you just need a better understanding

Our clinic is equipped to perform a full array of tests in house. We can run routine blood tests including a test for Canine Heartworm Disease, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis; a test for Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.  Among the common types of diagnostic testing is the in-house cytology. Cytologies can be performed on the skin or the ears and determines whether the infection your pet is experiencing is due to yeast or bacteria. Other diagnostic tests, such as blood work and urinalyses, are increasingly important for your aging pet as well. They can also help uncover growing problems in your adult pet. Intestinal parasite tests, or “fecals,” are helpful as a diagnostic tool and a routine check for microscopic parasites. Samples for more complicated blood, urine and culture testing are sent to IDEXX labs and we usually have results in 1-2 days.

Making sure we have this equipment not only makes our hospital better, it ensures that your pet has the best care possible, as quickly as possible.