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Australian Veterinary Hospital


In-house veterinary laboratory

Our in-house veterinary laboratory has a full diagnostic capacity to handle a variety of analyses:

Our patients often mask their symptoms, since they cannot tell us where it hurts, so we use these laboratory analyzers to find early signs of disease or infection. By utilizing the available technology, we are able to diagnose problems early and start treatment immediately. Before surgery, we can run bloodwork to test for enzyme levels of the kidneys, liver and other organs, a test which helps us determine your pet’s ability to process the anesthesia. We can also diagnose other diseases such as diabetes, kidney and liver disease, and thyroid problems.

Our laboratory is very well equipped. We have the necessary in-house resources to help your pet maintain its best physical health. State-of-the-art laboratory analyzers enable us to diagnose diseases and infections in as little as 15 minutes, Results are quick and accurate - often within 15 minutes allowing our doctors to make a diagnosis on your pet and institute the proper treatment without delay. We also maintain links with laboratories in the UK and Germany to allow us to run special tests like the rabies blood test that is a requirement of import into many countries, like the UK and Australia.

 

 Our in-house lab gives us the capability to perform a urinalysis and routine blood chemistry, CBC, and electrolyte panel on your pet. For more involved tests Diagnostic samples are shipped next day to laboratories in the UK, USA, South Africa  and Germany to allow us to run special tests.

 With our in-house pharmacy, we can dispense any necessary pain relievers, antibiotics, or other medication your pet may need.

 

Early detection of disease or infection is critical for the effective treatment of your pet, and thus can greatly increase your pet’s quality of life and longevity. Our in-house veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:

·         StooI intestinal worm checks

·         Parvo, Distemper, Ehrichlia

·         Blood gases

·         antibiotic sensitivity

·         Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) blood tests for cats

·         Complete blood counts

·         Screening organ function tests - for liver, kidney, pancreas, blood sugar, etc.

·         Urinalysis testing

·         Cytology of ears, tumors, vaginal smears

·         Blood gases

·         Blood clotting

And much more