Veterinary Diagnostics in Verona & Montclair
Your Pet’s Healthy Under a Microscope
While physical exams can be extremely helpful in understanding your pet’s health, there are limits to the human eye. Our veterinarians may be able to tell a lot about your pet’s health with a simple physical exam, but there are times when we need to run diagnostic tests to better understand your pet’s condition. At Verona & Montclair Animal Hospitals, we are proud to have full diagnostic capabilities on-site, including laboratory work and diagnostic imaging. Next time your pet is feeling under the weather, or even if they’re just stopping in for their annual wellness exam, our diagnostic testing will help us see beyond your pet’s fur.
We are pleased to offer a broad range of diagnostic services, including:
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Blood chemistry panel
- Thyroid level testing
- Fecal analysis
We are proud to boast a comprehensive in-house laboratory, where each of the tests listed above is conducted. You benefit from the speed of execution that an in-house laboratory brings, no more waiting for outside lab results!
How Diagnostic Testing Can Help Your Pet
Diagnostic testing can mean many things. Laboratory tests can tell us a lot about your pet’s health. Of the many standard tests conducted in the lab, complete blood count (or CBC) is among the most common. The CBC examines the number of blood cells in a sample as well as the appearance of these blood cells. Both could indicate signs of infection or help monitor an ongoing disease.
Another blood-related test is the blood chemistry panel. This test is specifically to test organ function, like the function of the liver and kidneys. A blood chemistry panel helps to detect certain enzymes, electrolytes, minerals, and hormone levels. A deviation in the norm for these levels can indicate a problem with certain organs. When used in conjunction with a CBC, the blood chemistry panel can help us know whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo surgery under general anesthesia.
Fecal analyses are another important test that is standard for most wellness visits. Your veterinarian will probably ask you to bring a fresh stool sample to your pet’s wellness exam. Fecal analysis of the stool sample can help detect the presence of parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.
Like fecal analysis, urinalysis is a standard test that can tell us a lot about your pet’s health. By analyzing your pet’s urine, we’ll be able to detect different kinds of urinary tract diseases, like kidney or bladder diseases, and can even tell us if your pet has diabetes.
Laboratory Testing at Verona & Montclair Animal Hospitals
The on-site laboratory at our hospitals can help you and your vet gain a deeper understanding of your pet’s health, without waiting for an outside lab to complete the tests.
“A great place. My dog was well cared for with care and attention! I recommend.”- Carla G.
“Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. Safety protocols are strict and reassuring.”- William B.
“Friendly, clean, my dogs have never had a bad visit with them. They are treated very well and the techs are great.”- Diana M.