The in-house diagnostic capability at Animal Health Clinic offers on-site routine testing to assess your pet’s general health. Some health conditions are not obvious during an external examination. Add in the fact that most pets instinctively hide any abnormalities that they may be experiencing, and you’ll begin to understand the importance of regular diagnostic testing. We can process many test results on site, typically within minutes. This is especially beneficial for critical illness and injury cases that need prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Our IDEXX diagnostic testing units enable us to conduct complete blood counts (CBCs) and full chemistry panels, test thyroid/SDMA, phenobarbital levels, perform urinalysis testing, and digital cytology. We also test for heartworms, and do fecal analysis.
Results from diagnostic testing can detect infection and anemia, determine electrolyte status and hydration levels, evaluate kidney, liver, and pancreas function, screen for thyroid disease, check blood sugar levels, and more. The quick turnaround time of our in-house lab means that our knowledgeable veterinarians can give you a diagnosis and start treatment on the same day. That’s all the better for quickly getting your pet back to normal.
If you feel that something is not right with your pet, don’t hesitate to call and make an appointment with Animal Health Clinic. We serve the diagnostic needs of pet owners in Picayune, Slidell, Lacombe, Mandeville, and New Orleans.