When illness affects pets, a quick diagnosis can make the difference between prolonged suffering and a speedy recovery.
The vets at Park Vet Hospital & Urgent Care have invested in their in-house laboratory to provide the quickest diagnosis for as many different conditions as possible. From routine lab work to testing that identifies specific diseases, Park Vet Hospital & Urgent Care ’s lab allows us to meet the needs of our diverse client base.
Some of the testing that can be performed in our lab includes:
- Heartworm screening
- Fecal screening
- Blood chemistry
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Thyroid function
- Adrenal testing
- Feline leukemia
- Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
—Blood samples are used to check for the presence of the heartworm. Our veterinarians recommend yearly testing for dogs and year-round preventive both for dogs and cats.
—Stool samples are checked for the presence of intestinal parasites such as roundworm, hookworm, or Giardia.
—Urine samples can be used to check for several different things, including the health of kidneys, diabetes, and the presence of infection.
—Using a blood sample, this test checks for the balance of electrolytes and enzymes as well as other chemicals such as phosphorous and calcium.
—This blood test checks for the balance of different blood cell types and can give information on anemia, infection, and conditions like leukemia.
—The hormones produced by the thyroid gland can affect a pet’s metabolism and change his or her energy level and ability to maintain a proper weight.
—Testing the functioning of the adrenal glands can help diagnose conditions such as Cushing’s disease.
—Our vets recommend that all cats be tested for feline leukemia and vaccinated to protect them from this deadly virus.
—This highly contagious virus has no treatment but cats can be kept comfortable and symptoms minimized with early detection. Park Vet Hospital & Urgent Care recommends all cats be tested for FIV.
—In dogs, parvovirus is highly contagious and can be difficult to treat. Quick lab results can make all the difference.
When immediate results are available for emergent problems, our veterinarians can have diagnostic answers within minutes. Park Vet Hospital & Urgent Care is committed to providing the kind of high-quality testing options that will save critical diagnostic time.