Our laboratory diagnostic care is comprehensive, and it’s all under one roof. Our veterinary facility is home to an advanced and fully equipped veterinary diagnostic laboratory capable of facilitating a wide range of diagnostic laboratory services, such as routine blood work, urinalysis, fecal exams, and skin scrapings.
At the Animal Hospital of Dunedin, you can count on accurate and timely diagnostic services for your pets.
Having to send blood work and lab tests to an outside laboratory takes time and, in some cases, can impede the integrity of the results. The capability to perform diagnostic laboratory services in-house expedites the diagnostic process for our patients. This is especially beneficial in critical, time-conscious cases involving illness and injury. It allows us to expedite the diagnostic process, without having to send tests and lab samples to outside laboratories.
Our in-house diagnostic laboratory also processes general wellness tests, such as routine blood work and fecal exams. These tests ensure your pet is feeling their best, before the presence of disease-related symptoms.
During an annual (or semi-annual) wellness visit, your veterinarian does a superficial examination. Laboratory diagnostics take the examination process deeper, providing us with data such as organ function, blood chemistry levels, and underlying abnormalities. All of this information, in combination with the findings of a physical examination, give us a thorough dataset of your pet’s health.
The doctors at the Animal Hospital of Dunedin recommend a pet have routine blood work once a year, similar to a wellness examination. If your pet is a senior or sick, blood work may be recommended every six months. Fecal examinations and urinalysis tests are also recommended annually.
Several frequently performed diagnostic laboratory tests include: