In-House Lab at Companion Animal Hospital
In addition to our diagnostic imaging tools, Companion Animal Hospital houses an on-site laboratory to provide our clients with quick and reliable service.
About Our In-House Laboratory
Blood Chemistry Panel
Complete Blood Cell Count
We also recommend testing for the following conditions, which are common among cats and/or dogs:
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Heartworm/Lyme Disease Testing
This important test requires only a small blood sample to screen for both conditions. Further tests may be ordered if a positive result is returned. Learn more about heartworms by visiting our Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention page.
When to Test
Your veterinarian may recommend testing in the following situations:
- Preparing for surgery or a procedure involving anesthesia
- Displaying symptoms of illness
- Following a trauma
- Dramatic changes in weight or behavior
- Routine senior pet care
Monitoring Blood Pressure
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a significant health concern for which there are many underlying causes. Through a fairly quick and easy process, we can check your pet’s blood pressure and alert you to any potential issues or concerns. We recommend routine blood pressure screening for acute and chronically ill pets, as well as pets entering their senior years.