Our onsite laboratory allows us to get vital test results within 15 minutes of taking a sample; this can often prove to be lifesaving in an emergency situation.
The facilities include; full range of blood analysis machines (biochemistry, electrolytes and haematology) and in-house tests for common infectious diseases such as lungworm infection.
Microscopes are available for “on the spot analysis” of samples from our patients, and incubation facilities are available to test for bacterial and fungal infections.
We advise that animals who are to undergo a non-routine procedure have a pre-anaesthetic blood test on the day of surgery. This gives us an extra margin of safety, guiding us if increased support will be needed during the anaesthetic procedure.