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Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital

In-House Laboratory

Laboratory testing can identify problems your pet may be experiencing so that proper treatment can begin before a condition worsens.

What does it mean to offer in-house lab-work?

In a nutshell, it means we can do several types of blood testing as well as pre-anesthetic bloodwork on-site instead of always sending samples to an outside lab.

On-site blood testing is a more efficient use of your time and money. You don’t have to wait overnight for us to receive results from the lab, and it saves you potentially making multiple trips to the vet. It also means that we can do pre-anesthetic bloodwork immediately prior to procedures to look for any abnormalities before your pet goes under anesthesia, ensuring the lowest risk to their safety.

Testing provided in the hospital includes:

Chemistry Panels:

  • Liver enzyme screening

  • Pancreatic evaluation

  • Renal (Kidney) profiles

Wellness screenings:

  • Complete blood counts

  • General chemistries

  • Blood gases

Viral screenings:

  • FelV, FIV in cats

  • Parvovirus in dogs

While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.

If you’d like to learn more about our in-house laboratory, contact us today!