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Microscope used for further diagnostics for skin, urine, and much more that is used at CardioVet Veterinary Clinic

In-house Laboratory 

At CardioVet Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer an advanced in-house laboratory dedicated to providing prompt and accurate diagnostic services for cats and dogs. Our laboratory enables us to conduct a wide range of tests on-site, ensuring timely results and effective treatment plans for our furry patients. From blood chemistry and hematology analysis to urinalysis and fecal examinations to swiftly identify health issues and monitor ongoing conditions. Our commitment to maintaining an in-house laboratory reflects our dedication to providing comprehensive care and personalized treatment for every pet that walks through our doors. With our laboratory capabilities, we strive to deliver the highest standard of veterinary medicine, promoting the well-being and longevity of our beloved animal companions.


What types of tests can be performed in the in-house laboratory for cats and dogs?

  • Our in-house laboratory offers a wide range of tests including blood chemistry panels, complete blood counts (CBC), urinalysis, fecal examinations, heartworm tests, and various other diagnostic tests to assess the health of cats and dogs.

Why are in-house laboratory tests important for my pet?

  • In-house laboratory tests provide rapid and accurate results, allowing veterinarians to diagnose medical conditions quickly and formulate appropriate treatment plans. Timely diagnosis can lead to prompt intervention and improved outcomes for your pet's health.

How long does it take to receive results from in-house laboratory tests?

  • The turnaround time for results varies depending on the type of test being performed. Many routine tests can be completed within minutes to hours, allowing veterinarians to make informed decisions during the same visit. More specialized tests may take longer, but our goal is to provide results as quickly as possible.

Are in-house laboratory tests safe for my pet?

  • Yes, in-house laboratory tests are safe for cats and dogs when performed by trained professionals. Our staff follows strict protocols to ensure the accuracy and reliability of test results, while minimizing any discomfort or risk to your pet during the testing process.

Can in-house laboratory tests detect underlying health issues in my pet?

  • Yes, in-house laboratory tests are valuable tools for identifying a wide range of health issues in cats and dogs, including infections, organ dysfunction, metabolic disorders, and more. These tests provide valuable insights into your pet's overall health status, allowing veterinarians to tailor treatment plans accordingly.

Do I need to fast my pet before certain laboratory tests?

  • In some cases, fasting may be required before specific tests such as blood glucose or cholesterol measurements. Your veterinarian will provide specific instructions if fasting is necessary for a particular test. It's essential to follow these instructions to ensure the accuracy of the results.

How often should my pet undergo laboratory testing?

  • The frequency of laboratory testing may vary depending on your pet's age, health status, and any underlying medical conditions. Routine wellness exams often include baseline laboratory tests to monitor your pet's health over time. Your veterinarian will recommend appropriate testing intervals based on your pet's individual needs.

Can in-house laboratory tests replace specialized diagnostic procedures?

  • While in-house laboratory tests provide valuable information, they may not replace more specialized diagnostic procedures such as imaging studies (e.g., X-rays, ultrasounds) or biopsies in certain cases. Your veterinarian will determine the most appropriate diagnostic approach based on your pet's specific symptoms and medical history.


If you have any further questions about in-house laboratory tests for your cat or dog, please don't hesitate to contact us at CardioVet Veterinary Clinic. We're here to provide comprehensive care and support for your furry family members.

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