Our VetLove clinics have a wide array of in-house laboratory machines and equipment which allows our Veterinarians to gather critical information about your beloved pet within minutes. This means there is minimal delay in forming a treatment plan for your pet.
The most common laboratory tests performed in-house are blood tests, urinalysis, cytology (microscopic cell examination) and faecal testing. These tests give us extra information and can pick up problems that are not evident on a physical examination. Our vets also have access to external laboratories if more extensive or in-depth testing is required for your pet.
Performing blood tests provides critical information about organ function and the general health of your pet. Blood tests are useful in sick animals, older animals and are also very beneficial to assess anaesthetic safety prior to a surgery or anaesthetic. The most common diseases diagnosed with blood tests are:
Blood clotting issues
Urinalysis and Faecal Testing:
Urine testing is needed when your pet is showing signs of urinary issues such as incontinence, increased urination, abnormal urination and/or blood in the urine. This involves specific tests to assess the urine for signs of:
Cancer (bladder/prostate tumours)
Faecal testing is often required when your pet has diarrhoea and will usually involve a faecal float and/or faecal smear. This allows your vet to assess the faeces for any signs of parasites (e.g worms) or infectious causes of diarrhoea and then proper treatment can be administered.
Cytology (microscopic examination of cells) is used in a wide variety of cases to help diagnose and treat your pet. A sample is taken from your pet and placed on a slide, your vet is then able to look at this sample under a microscope and in most cases is able to make a diagnosis immediately. Cytology is used in cases such as:
Skin Infections and Parasites
Urinary and Faecal examination
Please contact your local friendly VetLove team if you have any questions or require any further information about our services.
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