Pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in identifying existing disease.
Common laboratory test include :
- Blood chemistry.
- Complete blood cell count.
- Faecal test.
Our clinic is equipped with an in-house laboratory that allows our Veterinarian’s to quickly perform many diagnostic test’s to achieve accurate and rapid results.
Blood tests help to diagnose conditions such as pancreatitis, diabetes, anaemia, kidney related diseases and even the presence of infection. We recommended pre anaesthetic bloods prior to surgery because it provides us with an insight into your pet’s white/red blood cell count, kidney and liver function and you with peace of mind.
The kidney and liver process the anaesthetic drugs and break them down, so their function is essential during anaesthetic. Urine and fecal samples can also be processed in house to assess for things such as parasites within faeces and crystals present in urine.
We also recommend yearly wellness checks in all pets but specifically senior pets to ensure their internal health is sound.
For more advanced and non routine test’s we have access to a variety of external specialist laboratories.