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Diagnostic testing can identify problems your pet may be experiencing so that proper treatment can begin before a condition worsens.
Unfortunately, pets can’t tell us where it hurts, and oftentimes, a healthy appearing animal may be masking symptoms of disease or illness. We recommend veterinary diagnostic laboratory testing, such as a complete blood cell count, blood chemistries, urinalysis, and fecal exam, to identify any problems and to begin treatment as early as possible. These tests are especially helpful when symptoms are unspecific or hard to define.
When would laboratory work be needed?
Most laboratory work is done as part of your pet’s routine wellness exams as determined by your doctor. For emergencies or unscheduled visits, our in-hospital diagnostic lab will run various tests to determine the best treatment for your pet.
We recommend regular tests to determine your pet’s health. If any concerns or conditions are found, we will help you decide on proper treatment. If your pet is showing irregular behavior, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Our doctors will determine which laboratory services are appropriate during your exam.