VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Our veterinary pathology specialists have access to extensive laboratory services which help them determine the cause of a pet's illness. Common laboratory services and tests include blood chemistries, complete blood counts, blood clotting times, urinalysis, fecal examination, and infectious disease testing. Animal Specialty Center is equipped with an In-House Laboratory that allows our veterinarians to quickly perform these diagnostic tests to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis. This is especially important for very ill animals and those requiring immediate or emergency treatment. While not all samples can be analyzed in-house, when we combine this capability with our outside laboratory services, a full comprehensive laboratory evaluation is obtained. Depending on the nature of the test being performed, most results will be available to our veterinary pathology specialists either immediately or within 24 to 72 hours. Some specialized testing may require 1 to 2 weeks to be complete. Ask your veterinarian when to call for your laboratory results.