It is our goal to catch any problems early by doing regular blood work. When caught early, many problems are easier to diagnose and treat. It is hopeful that many pets will recover or, at least, have a better life with treatment. It is also helpful to have blood work to compare to, if your pet ever becomes ill.
Whenever your pet is not feeling well, you should be prepared to run blood work. There are a lot of diseases that all present the exact same way. With in-house blood work, we are able to diagnose your pet’s illness fairly quickly.
We also have a laboratory where we can send more complex testing. We may want to re-evaluate your pets’ results by sending it to the laboratory. We may also want to run thyroid tests, blood clotting factors, cultures, and much more. All of these tests need to be performed at an outside laboratory.