Diagnostic Testing / In-House Lab

“If we could talk to the animals……….”

If only our pets could talk to us and tell us:  What happened?  What did you get into?  Where did you go?  What did you eat?  How are you feeling?  Where does it hurt?  What is wrong?  If only they could answer a few simple questions……

Since our pets cannot tell us what is wrong, we must rely on the experiences and observations of the pet parents as well as our own observations from the physical examination of your pet.  Then based on that information, we run specific Diagnostic Tests so that our Doctors become a detective like a veterinary “Sherlock Holmes.”  Whenever pets are sick or injured, as responsible pet parents and veterinary professionals, it is our job to recognize a potential problem and to take the appropriate measures to diagnose and treat the issue in a timely manner.  Veterinary diagnostic testing enables us to get to the answer much sooner and more efficiently.

Our routine Wellness Plan comprehensive exams, include several diagnostic tests to help us provide the highest quality preventive care, and help us to stay on top of your pet’s health concerns.  When your pet is sick or injured, time is of the essence and early intervention and achieving a quick and accurate diagnosis, can greatly improve the chances for a positive successful outcome.

TLC Pet Hospital is equipped with an extensive in-house laboratory, where we are able to run a broad spectrum of diagnostic tests, often obtaining your results the same day.  Many times we can have a diagnosis and answers for you before your pet goes home at the end of the day.

In-House Diagnostic Services:

CBC (complete blood count with differential)
Chemistry (internal organ function)
Fecal testing for parasites
Cytology & Microscopic exam
Snap Tests
Digital Radiology (X-rays)

We also send out samples to Reference Laboratory’s for specialized tests.