The in-clinic laboratory at Martensville Veterinary Hospital can provide rapid diagnostics for your pet. This includes testing for liver, heart, kidney, thyroid and intestinal diseases, as well as assisting our veterinarians in diagnosing medical problems such as diabetes, infection, electrolyte imbalances, and dehydration. Our state of the art, digital laboratory can evaluate your pet’s ability to coagulate (clot) their blood should they get into a toxin such as warfarin or other rodenticide. We also have the ability to evaluate blood smears to look at the individual cells which make up your pets blood, and ensure that the cells appear normal in size, shape, and number.
Having bloodwork performed on your pet prior to having a procedure requiring anesthetic is recommended. The results of a pre-anesthetic blood test allow the veterinarians at Martensville Veterinary Hospital to determine which anesthetic agents are best for your pet on an individual basis and prepare for problems in advance. Although this bloodwork is often optional, we recommend it to ensure your pet has the safest procedure possible.