CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

Clinical Pathology For YOur Pets.

Clinical Pathology at Vets for Pets offers your pets a wide range of diagnosing services that allows our veterinary professionals to determine and monitor any health conditions in a non-invasive way. 

Our pets can experience health issues or develop diseases in places that can’t be diagnosed directly. Our Vets for Pets clinics are facilitated with a range of in-house pathology services, including: 

  • Blood tests
  • Urine analysis
  • Faecal tests
  • Biopsy examination
  • Blood Cultures
  • Infectious disease testing

On-site pathology assists our veterinary professionals in a quick diagnosis of many health issues. Early diagnosis aids in the early intervention of treatment to your furry pets when they need it

Why would my pet need clinical pathology?

Clinical pathology is utilised to screen diseases or monitor health conditions, by assessing your pet’s bodily fluids in our in-house laboratory setting.

These diseases generally show no signs and are often subtle. Our in-house laboratory equipment is able to assess your pet at a cellular level, allowing our veterinary professionals to identify and treat disease

Pre-anaesthetic testing

Organs such as the liver and kidneys are responsible for metabolising anaesthetic drugs. Our Veterinary professionals recommend that your pet’s organs are screened prior to undergoing any operation. This is to ensure that their organs are at a good functionality. This can be carried out by a simple blood test on the morning of the operation.

The outcome of this test can be achieved in a short amount of time, with no delay in waiting for external laboratories to assess the sample and ensures your pet is receives their treatment immediately.

Diagnosing disease

Our state-of-the-art clinical pathology tools are able to detect a number of health concerns prior to your pets showing any signs of these health issues. These health issues include:

  • Kidney disease 
  • Heartworm disease in dogs
  • Heart disease (mitral valve disease and cardiomyopathy)
  • FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Monitoring age-related health risks

Vets for Pets in-house pathology is facilitated to determine many common diseases affected in dogs and cats. However, our veterinary professionals can recommend further diagnostic testing by our external partner laboratories.

Preventative

Here at Vets for Pets we recommend that your pet should have two health checks every year to make sure your pet maintains their health.

We are able to provide your pet with the opportunity to have regular blood and urine tests when attending their health checks. This provides our veterinary professionals with information on the functionality of your pet’s internal organs. 

It is important to remember that the early detection of disease and illness provides the opportunity to provide early intervention. As our pets being to reach the later stages of their life, this becomes an important note as they may experience age-related problems. Regular health checks with Vets for Pets help to ensure your pet lives a health quality of life.

The Vets for your Pets.