Laboratory Diagnostics

As a full-service veterinary facility, Bit & Spur Animal Hospital offers a complete array of diagnostic tools. Because so many factors can affect your pet’s health, proper diagnosis is essential to effectively managing their condition.

While our doctors can detect several issues with a complete physical exam, they can’t see what may be going on inside your pet. Because emergency situations require fast lab results, we’ve invested in a complete in-house laboratory diagnostic testing system. This system allows us to get immediate results and begin treatments quickly. This can make a difference in saving your pet’s life when time is crucial. 

On-Site Laboratory Services:

Our on-site laboratory allows us to obtain the rapid results, so you don’t have an unnecessary wait or delay in your pet’s care, and we can begin treatment as quickly as possible. On-site services include:

  • CBC
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Skin cytology and scraping
  • Intestinal parasite exams
  • Blood Cytology
  • Pathology
  • Electrolytes
  • FELV testing
  • Heartworm testing

Advanced Testing:

Some conditions may require advanced laboratory testing. We has partnered with an outside  veterinary laboratory service to make this available, convenient and affordable for our patients. In most cases, we have a turnaround of 24 hours for most lab results.

Veterinary Software:

Good preventive care includes identifying disease early and watching laboratory trends over time. Our veterinary software combines in-house and reference lab results, allowing us to identify trends and problems before a pet is in danger.

Pet Wellness Packages:

Check out our pet wellness packages to save on many of the standard tests your pet will need in the course of his or her lifetime. With a wellness package, you get cost-effective peace of mind for your pet.