Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform many types of testing that can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your pet. Our state-of-the-art, in-house laboratory equipment allows us to receive accurate results available in minutes. An important member of our team is our Laboratory Technician, who is able to perform these diagnostic tests for our veterinarians while your pet is being treated on an outpatient or hospitalized basis.
We can perform in house:
- Blood smears
- Skin scrapes
- Test for viruses (Parvovirus, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
- Heartworm disease
- Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichia
- Fecal examinations (testing for the presence of hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and roundworms)
- Ear cytology
- Skin cytology
- Complete blood counts
- Chemistry Panels
Our laboratory equipment makes your pet's test results available quickly, allowing immediate treatment for sick patients.
Laboratory testing is an integral part of veterinary diagnostics, as it provides our vets with vital diagnostic information, as well as the ability to perform pre-anesthetic blood panel determining whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia and surgery. We process pre-anesthetic tests, which are necessary in pets over the age of seven before they undergo surgery and in emergency cases. We also perform wellness tests to determine to underlying illness and set a baseline for the patient to reference in the future.
Our team also works with an outside laboratories for performing urine and skin cultures, biopsies, wellness panels, Allergy Testing, . This outside laboratories are Antech Diagnostics Labs, the nation’s premier veterinary diagnostic laboratory, Cornell University lab, Michigan State Lab, Kansas State Lab, and VARYL. These labs can provide us with quick results for a wide variety of diseases, including the following types of tests:
- Bacterial cultures
- Fungal cultures
- Comprehensive thyroid panels
- Tick panels
- Wellness Panels
- Vaccine Titers