Diagnostics

Vet looking through microscope

Laboratory

Blood tests

We can run a wide variety of in-house blood tests with accurate results in 15 minutes. This enables the vet to reach a correct diagnosis quickly and plan the appropriate treatment for your pet. A small number of tests will need to be sent to an external laboratory with results in two to five days.

Urinalysis

We can perform tests on urine in-house, giving us an insight into the health of your animal’s kidneys, test for diabetes, and assess urine infections rapidly allowing for further tests to be performed immediately if we have any concerns. This ensures your pet gets the appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Cytology

We can perform a lot of cytology (the study of cells) tests in-house. Samples may be taken with tape from the skin or sometimes with a fine needle. This gives us an opportunity to make a diagnosis on benign problems, avoiding unnecessary surgery.

X-ray and Ultrasound

We have a brand new high power X-ray machine with an on-site developing machine; ensuring diagnostic films can be produced very quickly. This means your pet is exposed to the minimum amount of radiation required to obtain high quality X-ray films for the vet to make a diagnosis rapidly.

We purchased our ultrasound machine in the recent expansion and move to Paisley Road West. Ultrasound enables us to see the organs inside your pet whilst conscious (eg for pregnancy diagnosis or in very sick animals unsuitable for anaesthesia), or combined with X-ray to give a faster, more accurate diagnosis.