We are proud to offer a wide variety of laboratory tests, both in clinic and at external laboratories for wellness screening and to promptly help assess a sick pet. Our patients cannot speak and tell us what is wrong, so we use your observations and our physical exam findings to make a treatment plan suited for your particular pet. We are able to perform in-house blood testing (complete blood counts, blood chemistries and thyroid hormone assessments), comprehensive urinalyses (evaluating the kidney concentrating ability, urine pH, sediment evaluation), and fecal testing (floats to look for eggs and parasites, smears to evaluate gut flora and giardia testing). Any advanced testing can be sent off 7 days a week to external labs for additional testing.
For pets with eye concerns, we can check for a scratch on the eye with fluorescein stain. We can conduct a Schimer Tear Test to assess tear production and diagnose dry eye. We also have a Tonopen, which is a device used to measure eye pressure, which allows for early treatment of glaucoma (high eye pressure) or uveitis (low eye pressure). We simply administer a drop of freezing to the eye and it does not require sedation to perform.