Diagnostics: Heartworm Test and More for Dogs and Cats
With our diagnostics tools, we’re able to go above and beyond with your pet’s care. Our in-house laboratory equipment gives our veterinarians the ability to learn more about your pet’s health and propose the best possible treatment options for their needs. Even better, this equipment helps us cut down on testing time and get clear results within a matter of minutes. In potentially urgent situations, this quick turnaround time is a massive benefit. Your time is valuable, and we aim to make every second count!
Our In-House Testing for Dogs and Cats
We use cutting-edge Abaxis equipment for our in-house lab testing, which can include:
- Fecal exams
- Routine heartworm test for dogs and cats
- Tick-borne disease testing
- Microscopic evaluations for:
- Ear slides
- Blood smears
- Skin scrapes
- Complete blood cell count (CBC)
- Blood chemistry panels
For more complex testing, we generally send samples out to external laboratories. This ensures a more comprehensive review and a detailed report about your pet’s condition.
Treating the Problem, Not Just the Symptoms
One of the most important benefits of our lab equipment is that it gives us the ability to look for the underlying causes of various health issues. Rather than simply treating the symptoms, we’re able to go deeper and find a better solution for your pet.