Blood tests can give us a wealth of information about the health of your pet. They provide an insight into the health of many organs, help detect disease and can also confirm if your pet is safe to undergo anaesthesia.
From a blood test, we can work out if your pet is dehydrated, has underlying kidney disease or liver changes, and we can also assess your pet’s red and white blood cells. All of this helps improve the level of care we can provide to your pet.
The collected blood sample is placed into tubes appropriate for the required tests. Some tests can be run on diagnostic machines we have in-house, but there are certain tests that require more extensive equipment and so the blood sample is sent to an external veterinary pathology laboratory.
Blood tests are an essential part of good veterinary medicine and can be critical when diagnosing and managing diseases in pets.
Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly veterinary staff if you have any questions about blood tests.