Some health conditions in pets are not detectable during an external examination. For this reason, we use in-house diagnostic tests to help us get an accurate picture of your pet’s overall health. 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.
Tests that we perform on a routine basis include age appropriate ancillary diagnostics such as blood pressure screening, complete blood screen (CBC, chemistry, electrolytes), x rays, heartworm tests, fecals, intestinal parasite screening, heartworm/leukemia/FIV screening for cats, tick-born parasite screening for dogs, thyroid T4 screen, SDMA kidney disease screening, urinalysis with sediment, and more.
At Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital, we recommend annual diagnostic testing so that our veterinarian will have a continuous, complete medical history of your pet. Having a history of test results lets us know if there is a significant change that indicates an underlying condition or disease. This allows us to treat an illness in its early stages, giving your pet the best opportunity for recovery.