Our Services

Pet Laboratory

At Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital in West Des Moines, IA, we understand that pets are more than just animals; they are cherished members of the family.

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Pet Laboratory in West Des Moines, IA

That’s why we are proud to offer a comprehensive pet laboratory service right here in our facility.

Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities

Our pet laboratory is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology, allowing us to provide accurate and timely results for a wide range of tests. From routine blood work to more complex analyses, our experienced team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest level of precision.

Comprehensive Testing Options

Whether your pet is due for a wellness check or is exhibiting symptoms of illness, our laboratory offers a variety of testing options to meet their needs. This includes blood tests, urinalysis, fecal examinations, and more. By conducting thorough evaluations, we can quickly identify any underlying health issues and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Benefits of Our Service

There are numerous benefits to utilizing our pet laboratory services. Firstly, having an on-site laboratory means faster results, allowing us to diagnose and treat your pet promptly. This can be crucial in emergency situations or when time is of the essence. Additionally, our comprehensive testing capabilities enable us to detect health problems early, potentially preventing more serious complications down the road. By partnering with us for your pet’s laboratory needs, you can have peace of mind knowing they are receiving the highest standard of care.

When to Visit Our Pet Laboratory

Wondering when it’s necessary to bring your pet in for laboratory testing? While regular wellness exams are important for monitoring your pet’s overall health, there are certain situations where laboratory testing may be particularly beneficial. This includes:

Preventive Care: Annual blood work and screenings can help identify any underlying health issues before they become more serious.

Senior Pets: As pets age, they may be more susceptible to certain health conditions. Regular laboratory testing can help detect age-related issues early on, allowing for timely intervention.

Illness or Injury: If your pet is exhibiting symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in behavior, laboratory testing can help pinpoint the cause.

Pre-Surgical Evaluation: Prior to undergoing surgery, your veterinarian may recommend laboratory testing to ensure your pet is healthy enough for the procedure.