Taunton Road Animal Hospital has invested in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratory from IDEXX laboratories. We can perform Chemistry panels, Urinalysis, Heartworm/Lyme tests, Fecal exams and Feline Leukemia and FIV tests. This helps us to better diagnose and treat your pet.
In addition, we recommend and perform pre-anesthetic blood tests for all patients to detect any medical conditions that may warrant an altered anesthetic protocol. This testing is typically completed up to seven days before your pet’s procedure. If you are unable to come in before hand, the blood work is taken the morning of surgery. It is completed before your pet receives any medication to ensure they are healthy internally to have an anesthetic.
We use a microscope in clinic to access ear swabs and testing of other fluids (lumps etc) under the microscopic to analyze their cells.