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- Laboratory Services
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- Euthanasia & Cremation
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Veterinarian Laboratory Services
Hobart Animal Clinic utilizes quality laboratory services and equipment in order to best assess your pet’s health. Our practice has the ability to run many tests ‘in house’ so that we may obtain results within a few minutes. This could be an important factor in helping your pet in emergency situations. We also use a nationally recognized laboratory that gives us access to multiple board-certified veterinary specialists. Our veterinarians, along with these specialists help us provide the highest quality care for your pet.
Blood Parasite Check
In dogs, we recommend annual testing for blood parasites. The parasites include heartworms and ticks, with diseases such as Lyme disease. These tests make sure your pet is not suffering from a serious disease and makes sure your pet can continue to safely take his/her heartworm prevention medication.
Intestinal Parasite Check
We recommend annual examination of your pet’s feces under a microscope for clues about many different parasites. These parasites include, but are not limited to, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms and giardia.
Blood Chemistry Panels
Blood chemistry panels help our veterinarian determine how your pet’s organs, such as kidneys, pancreas and liver, are currently functioning. These tests can also help your veterinarian accurately diagnose and treat illness, as well as monitor your pet’s response to treatment. We also utilize these tests to determine whether further testing is needed.
Complete Blood Count
CBC measures such items as the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in a sample of blood. The numbers of each type of cell give your veterinarian information to help him diagnose illness such as anemia, infections and leukemia. If your pet is undergoing treatment for a condition, a CBC can help your veterinarian monitor how your pet is responding or reacting to the treatment.
Laboratory testing of your pet’s urine will help our veterinarians detect the presence of specific substances that normally do not appear in urine, including protein, sugar, white blood cells or blood. Measuring the dilution or concentration of urine can also help your veterinarian diagnose illness. Urinalysis can be helpful in diagnosing urinary-tract infections, diabetes, dehydration, kidney problems and other conditions (such as bladder stones).