Laboratory

We have a complete in-hospital laboratory to aid us in obtaining rapid and accurate test results.

We are able to run the following tests:

Heartworm

Detects antigen of adult female heartworm. Heartworm is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal without treatment.

Feline Leukemia

This blood test detects antigen. It detects the presence of feline leukemia virus in the blood. Leukemia is a viral disease which affects the immune system in cats. Once infected, It usually cannot be cured. Feline Leukemia Virus can be transmitted from mother cats to their kittens in the uterus or from cat to cat through fighting or sexual activity.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

This blood test detects antibodies to FIV that appear in the blood of infected cats. FIV is a viral disease which affects the immune system in cats. Once infected, It usually cannot be cured. Feline Immuno-Deficiency Virus can be transmitted from mother cats to their kittens in the uterus or from cat to cat through fighting or sexual activity.

CBC

This blood test helps to evaluate red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. It can help to identify bleeding disorders, dehydration, anemias, infections, some blood cancers, rodenticide poisoning. It can also help to differentiate between acute (sudden) versus chronic disease.

Blood Profile

We have multiple blood panels that can be run in-house as well as panels to conditions, thereby enabling medical treatment to be immediately instituted.

Diseases that can be detected in-house include kidney failure, liver disease, diabetes, protein-losing diseases and electrolyte imbalances.

Additional diseases that can be diagnosed by blood profiles to the lab include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, cushings disease, addisons disease, as well many others.

Urinalysis

Urine samples can be evaluated for dehydration, urinary tract infections, bladder crystals, kidney disease, liver disease and diabetes.

Anesthesia

We offer IV catheters and IV fluids during anesthetic procedures to help support your pet systemically during these procedures. IV fluids help to maintain the blood pressure, improve the oxygenation to the organs, keep the patient better hydrated and helps the patient recover more quickly.