Diagnostic testing is sometimes necessary to investigate your pet’s condition. This information is used in conjunction with a history and physical exam findings to allow diagnosis and treatment, and help provide your pet with optimal health care.
We have in-house blood testing equipment which enables us to perform many tests on-site and allows us to receive results quickly. Other tests and samples are sent to a nearby external veterinary pathology laboratory.
Pre-anaesthetic blood profiles are recommended for all animals undergoing an anaesthetic. This profile provides useful information about the kidneys, liver and bone marrow before proceeding with a general anaesthetic, minimising risk to your pet.
Equipment in our laboratory enables us to perform blood analysis, urine testing, and testing for some infectious viruses. In addition, we perform a lot of cytology on skin conditions and ear infections.