We have our own laboratory on site which means a lot of the blood tests and urine samples that need to be run can be done within 20 minutes. This is very helpful in that we can often know what is wrong with pets within half an hour and start treatment straight away. Normally we would have to wait at least 1-2 days to get results if we have to send samples away to an external laboratory for analysis.
We can do blood tests for the assessment of the kidneys, liver, glucose, red and white blood cells and electrolytes. Thyroid, cortisol, pancreatic enzymes and bacterial cultures and antibiograms can also be run at our practice. Having our own microscope helps us to analyse blood smears, faecal smears for parasites and urine samples so we can see if there are bacteria or crystals present in the urine.
Should we need to send away specialised samples such as feathers for bird sexing, histopathology or other tests we have a lab that collects regularly.
If you would like any more information then phone 01621 818282 (Tiptree Veterinary Centre) or 01206 561407 (Willows Veterinary Centre) to book an appointment with one of our vets. You can also visit our websites at www.tiptreevets.co.uk or www.willows-vets.co.uk