Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.
— Mary Bly
Pet Blood Testing Leads to Early Diagnosis
Early Detection Bloodwork
Because your pet can’t talk to us and tell us what’s wrong, quick and accurate diagnostic tests are needed to make an accurate determination. Early detection of illness allows us to quickly treat your pet for better results.
Mountain View Animal Clinic has access to the latest testing equipment available to assist our veterinarians in making a diagnosis so that we can begin appropriate treatment as quickly as possible. We employ many blood tests to make early and accurate detection of illness possible:
- Complete blood count
- Liver enzymes
- Internal organ function
We follow recommendations from the American Animal Hospital Association for blood and urine tests, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for fecal analyses to detect intestinal parasites.
Having the ability to conduct accurate diagnostic tests means that as soon the results are known, we can begin the appropriate treatment for your pet. This is especially valuable for pre-anesthetic testing that will be done if your pet is about to undergo surgery, as well as for evaluation of your pet if there is an emergency. Mandatory pre-anesthetic testing provides you with peace of mind and gives us important physiological information on your pet before we give anesthesia.