Full Laboratory Testing
Our hospital is equipped with an on-site laboratory enabling us to get quick results on certain diagnostic testing. A Physical exam is often not enough to paint a full picture of your pet’s health. With pet diagnostics testing, we are able to understand their internal health.
How We Use Our Lab
We use laboratory testing for disease screening, annual diagnostic testing, as well as pre-anesthetic blood work to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. We have the capability to run in-house:
- CBC’s (complete blood counts)
- Chemistry panels
- Fecal exams
- and more!
These tests help us determine the presence of a number of infectious diseases and parasites while our patient is in our office. Additionally, we are directly linked to IDEXX Laboratories, our outside testing laboratory, allowing us to obtain results as they become available, often by the next morning.
Our Hospital Pharmacy
Our hospital includes a fully stocked Pharmacy enabling us to dispense the medications your pet needs. In addition to prescription medications used to treat illness and disease, we carry prescription preventatives to keep your pets healthy.
On the rare occasion that special medications are required, we provide written prescriptions for you to take to your local pharmacy.
Often, dogs and cats resist taking pills and a liquid formulary is needed. We arrange for a Compounding Chemist to create a flavorful liquid version of the prescribed medication to facilitate treatment. If you still have problems administering the medication, please let us know. Our team can work with you to find a suitable way to give your pet the medication they need.