Blood panels are an essential part of diagnosing what is ailing your pet, as well as establishing a baseline for your pet’s health, just as they are in human medicine. Blood tests can tell the veterinarian a myriad of things, from whether your pet is dehydrated to whether he or she has anemia to whether your cat or dog is suffering a chronic internal issue. Emory Veterinary Clinic has full in-house bloodwork available to get your results immediately.
Benefits of in-house diagnostics and bloodwork
When your pet is sick, you do not want to wait several days to get the results of blood tests and start his or her treatment plan. Our in-house diagnostic lab decreases the time and energy necessary to get your pet the blood tests he or she needs. Plus, you will get your pet's results during your appointment.
Having a sick pet can be a scary thing. After all, they are part of the family. Emory Veterinary Clinic wants to ease some of your anxiety and get your pet on the road to wellness quickly. That is why we have invested in a comprehensive in-house diagnostic lab. Call us today at (903) 473-3101 to learn more about our in-house testing lab or to make an appointment for your pet.
Common blood tests used by veterinarians
A complete blood cell count allows our veterinarians to assess red blood cells and white blood cell information. Red blood cells are used to determine several factors. The packed red blood cell count can detect a condition called polycythemia. A high count indicates dehydration, while a low count can be an indicator of anemia. The hemoglobin concentration test measures the oxygen-carrying capacity of your pet's blood, and the red blood cell count can tell your vet how well your pet's body is functioning. Testing the white blood cells is equally as useful. A high white blood cell count is indicative of infection, whereas a low white blood cell count can mean a weakened immune system. Your veterinarian will also assess the types of white blood cells that are active and how this affects your pet’s health concerns. All of this information is crucial to an appropriate treatment plan and diagnosis.
At Emory Veterinary Clinic we also utilize several different blood chemistry panels to assess the health of all your pet’s internal organs.
These panels are useful in getting a diagnosis on your sick pet and to get baseline information on your pet before any surgical procedures.
Call us today at (903) 473-3101 to learn more about our in-house testing lab or to make an appointment for your pet.