Veterinary Laboratory Services: Preventing & Diagnosing Illness in Pets

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Centreville Animal Hospital is committed to providing our clients with comprehensive quality health care for their pets. From general pet wellness and vaccinations, dental, and surgical care, patient health is our top priority.

Diagnostic testing is used during both routine and emergency visits. These informative tests assist our veterinary team in monitoring your pet’s overall health, as well as identifying any conditions or changes that may require additional attention. Prompt and accurate results allow a treatment plan to be established before more serious medical conditions arises.

  • Parasite prevention—blood and fecal tests can determine if your pet has been exposed to various parasites, as well as assist our veterinarians in suggesting a parasite prevention product that best meets your needs.
  • Pre-anesthetic blood screening—completed prior to any surgical procedure to ensure your pet is healthy enough for surgery; screening lets your veterinarian create a customized anesthetic protocol, keeping the patient safe and comfortable before, during, and after the procedure.
  • Specialized blood tests—by monitoring and tracking hormone levels and organ functions as pets age, our veterinary team determines if changes need to be made to the overall wellness plan.
  • Emergency veterinary care—regardless of the circumstances, if your pet requires emergency care our in-house laboratory eliminates a long wait.

Types of Tests

Diagnostic tests can be used for a variety of reasons. Some examples of the most common tests performed by your veterinary team include:

  • Blood Chemistry Panel—used to evaluate how your pet’s organs are functioning and identify such conditions as liver disease, kidney infections, or issues with the pancreas or gall bladder.
  • Urinalysis—helps detect urinary tract infections, kidney disease, diabetes, and other signs of disease.
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)—shows how many red and white blood cells in your pet’s bloodstream, crucial information in identifying specific conditions and determining appropriate treatment plans.

Contact us today to learn more about our in-house laboratory and diagnostic procedures.