Medical tests for your pet done right here in-house
Our state-of-the-art equipment gives us results in approximately 1 hour. If specialized tests are required, we send the sample promptly to an out-of-town laboratory and have results within a few days.
Having our own equipment has many benefits. For example, we are able to assess a patient's blood clotting ability with a simple blood test. This is especially helpful in cases of rat poison ingestion and genetic blood diseases. These tests also allow us to check a patient's blood clotting before starting a surgery to prevent complications. In critically ill patients, we can make assessments based on our blood gas machine and tailor our treatments accordingly. Screening in our geriatric patients has revealed many occult conditions that we have been able to treat proactively, ultimately making a difference in their quality of life.
At Lakeshore Animal Clinic, our digital radiograph machine allows us to take accurate x-rays quickly, therefore decreasing any anxiety or stress your pet may experience. We take follow up x-rays after many procedures to assess how the animal is responding after surgery. For any pets requiring their x-rays to be evaluated by a board certified radiologist, we send digital images instantly for specialist review and can get results within 24 hours to determine a treatment plan in a timely manner.
Here are a couple of interesting cases we have seen. The image on the lower left is of a cat who swallowed a key and the image on the right is of a dog who swallowed a bottle cap.