When performing wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can't see is as important, if not more important, than what they can. At Avon Animal Hospital, our complete, state-of-the art diagnostic laboratory allows us to measure almost 100 laboratory values, with results often available in a few minutes. This comprehensive laboratory testing provides information about your pet's overall systemic health without the need for invasive, expensive procedures. We also work with several outside laboratories should your pet require specialized testing like food allergy testing, other allergy testing, Rabies titre test for export, Titre test for vaccine , cultures, ringworm testing and much more
Our in-house diagnostic laboratory allows us to perform blood-chemistry panels, complete blood counts, Heartworm and tick-borne disease testing, urinalysis, urine cultures, cytology and more. Without timely access to these test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health. If you are looking for full service animal hospital in surrey and Langley area for your dog or cat call us today to get best care for your pet in our fully equipped pet hospital.
Why Pet’s need blood work?
At Avon Animal Hospital in Surrey we recommend routine blood work before anesthesia and/or surgery to make sure that your pet does not have a disease or illness that would make anesthesia or surgery a big risk. This lab work is very similar to the test that your doctor would recommend for yourself before undergoing anesthesia. On basis of blood work finding, Our veterinarian then decide to what kind of sedation, pain killer, antibiotics, choosing the type of fluid or any other precaution should be taken. Even pets that appear completely healthy can have hidden health problems. If they are left undetected, these problems can lead into serious or even life-threatening conditions.
Blood profiles are essential tools for identifying diseases at the earliest stage possible, when they are the most treatable.
Fecal tests provide insights regarding any intestinal parasites that may be inhabiting your pet's body. Intestinal parasites are organisms that live, grow, and feed in the intestinal tract taking away nutrition and in severe cases causing illnesses and harm such as anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, or even death. The best way to detect parasites is by testing a fresh fecal sample for the parasite’s eggs. Treatment may vary depending on the type of parasite found. Treatment will usually require a course of oral medication. A repeat test may be necessary after treatment to make sure the parasites are gone.
Urinalysis checks for levels of specific chemicals in your pet’s urine. This can help us detect signs of specific illnesses. Urinalysis screens for imbalances that can be an indication of kidney disease, kidneyinfections, bacterial infections, urinary tract disease, Diabetes Mellitus, urinary bladder disease, auto-immune disease, Cushing’s disease, prostate disease, Hepatitis and liver conditions.
Microscopic slides are often the best way to determine the cause of a dermatological problem, ear infection, mass or internal body cavity fluid accumulation. Many of these slides can be prepared and analyzed right here in clinic and all others we send off to lab.