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Laboratory Services

Diagnostic testing can identify problems your cat may be experiencing so that proper treatment can begin before a condition worsens.


Unfortunately, cats can’t tell us where it hurts, and oftentimes, a healthy appearing animal may be masking symptoms of disease or illness. We recommend veterinary diagnostic testing to identify any problems and to begin treatment as early as possible. These tests are especially helpful when symptoms are unspecific or hard to define.

When would laboratory work be needed?

Most laboratory work is done through routine wellness exams as directed by our doctors. For emergencies or unscheduled visits, our diagnostic lab will run various tests to determine the best treatment for your cat.

We recommend regular tests to determine your cat’s health. If any concerns or conditions are found, we will help you decide on proper treatment. If your cat is showing irregular behavior, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Our doctors will determine which laboratory services are appropriate during your exam.

How do veterinarians use laboratory work?

To ensure a proper diagnosis, we first examine your cat by looking at their eyes, ears, and skin; then we check their cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will then perform blood and/or urine tests if necessary to check their kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system. Based on your cat’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic testing.

If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your cat, please call us to schedule a medical assessment.