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In-House Diagnostic Laboratory

We have an in house diagnostic laboratory. Our on site laboratory provides our veterinarians with results in less than 8 minutes for a quick and accurate diagnosis, making sure your cat or dog gets the proper treatment he or she needs as soon as possible. We also partner with IDEXX labs to provide next day results for specialized laboratory testing if needed.

What we do

There may be occasions when your pet is ill but a thorough physical exam is not enough to determine the cause of his or her illness. We understand that time is of the essence and your pet can’t wait to feel better. Our complete in-house laboratory gives us the capability to perform an array of diagnostic tests (most with results in 10 minutes) including:

  • Urinalysis
  • Complete blood count and differential
  • Blood chemistry
  • Thyroid testing
  • Electrolyte levels
  • Cytology—solid tissue and fluid analysis
  • Ear cytology
  • Skin scraping/analysis
  • Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasma testing
  • Intestinal parasite screening including Giardia testing
  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) testing
  • Pancreatitis testing
  • Giardia fecal test

What we can’t do

We can’t keep your pet for overnight stays, and we’re not equipped to handle cases that require hospitalization or advanced surgical care. If we diagnose a serious condition, we’ll discuss other options with you, including the possible need for an immediate transfer to a 24-hour emergency hospital.