Blood tests are an essential part of diagnosing what is ailing your pet, just as they are in human medicine. Blood tests can tell the veterinarian a myriad of things, from whether your pet is dehydrated to whether he or she has anemia to whether your cat or dog is suffering from cancer.
State of the Art In-House Lab
We offer comprehensive in-house bloodwork panels, which include CBC (complete blood count of red blood cells and white blood cells), chemistry profiles to monitor organ function and electrolytes, and blood parasite screenings. We strongly recommend preforming yearly bloodwork panels for all patients, especially senior animals over 7 years of age. Early detection is critical for treating and overcoming many diseases and conditions that may arise in your four-legged family member. A simple bloodwork panel may be the first step to saving their life.
Benefits of in-house diagnostics and bloodwork
When your pet is sick, you don't want to wait days to get the results of blood tests and start his or her treatment. Neither do you want to drive all around Statesboro from the vet's office to the lab and back. Our in-house diagnostic lab decreases the time and energy necessary to get your pet the blood tests he or she needs. Plus, you'll get the results much more quickly than if you use an outside lab. We also believe it's easier for your pet to only deal with one technician and one visit than to have him or her visit two separate facilities.
Having a sick pet can be a scary thing. After all, they are part of the family. Westside Veterinary Hospital and Kayce's Pet Parlor wants to ease some of your anxiety and get your pet on the road to wellness quickly. That's why we've invested in an in-house diagnostic lab. Call us today at (912) 489-1998 to learn more about our in-house testing lab or to make an appointment for your pet.