Northlake Veterinary Hospital has recently invested in the most advanced in-clinic diagnostic laboratory available in veterinary medicine. Our new laboratory allows our caring doctors to run blood work for pets and get results within minutes to begin treatment as necessary. Our analyzers provide blood chemistry results, complete blood counts (CBCs), electrolyte levels, and thyroid values within half an hour, so you can get results while you wait.
Blood work is important for pets prior to any surgery so we can determine if they may have an underlying issue that cannot be seen on physical examination. The numbers from blood work are also important for sick animals that simply are not their usual playful selves so we can ensure they are as healthy on the inside as they are on the outside. Finally, blood work is an important tool to help our doctors find potential issues early, when treatment can be more effective.
If you have any questions or concerns about our in-house laboratory, feel free to contact us today at (985) 626-7522.