Your Pet's illness won't always be obvious.
Regular Diagnostics can help your cat or dog live a long and healthy life.
Short Pump Animal Hospital is well equipped with an in-house laboratory. Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians can perform Complete Blood Counts, Chemistry Profiles, and check for parasites within minutes and have results for the doctors. We also perform our pre-anesthetic bloodwork on the same day as your pet's procedure so there is no need to pre-schedule any labwork.
If for some reason we cannot perform a test in our laboratory, we will send it out to the appropriate laboratory. The results are often available within 24-72 hours. Some diagnostic tests may need to be referred to a specialist.
Some Examples of Lab work Done in our Laboratory are as follows:
General Health Profile- This allows us to assess the function of many internal organs such as the liver and kidneys and determine if preventive measures should be taken.
Complete Blood Count- Allows us to determine if a patient is dehydrated, anemic, or has an infectious or inflammatory process.
Urinalysis- Allows us to evaluate the urine for infection, inflammation, or crystals. A urinalysis may also allow us to evaluate your pet's kidney function.
Fecal Check- To determine if your pet has intestinal parasites, some of which cannot be seen with the naked eye. Your pet doesn't have to have diarrhea or vomiting to have intestinal parasites.
Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasma Test- To determine if your pet may be positive for heartworm or tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, Ehrlichia or Anaplasma.
T4 - To determine if a patient is suffering from a thyroid issue, a metabolic disorder that can affect your pet's health.
EKG - To identify electrical abnormalities with your pet's heart and allow early diagnosis of a heart conditon.
Blood Pressure Monitoring- To evaluate possible heart disease and compromised kidney function in some patients.
Regular testing is our best preventative!