Our veterinary clinic in West Des Moines offers an in-house testing lab for your pet.
Blood tests are an essential part of diagnosing what is ailing your pet, just as they are in human medicine. Blood tests can tell the veterinarian a myriad of things, from whether your pet is dehydrated to whether he or she has anemia to whether they are suffering from organ failure.
Benefits of In-House Diagnostics and Bloodwork
When your pet is sick, you don't want to wait days to get the results of blood tests and start his or her treatment. Neither do you want to make multiple trips to and from the vet.
Our in-house diagnostic lab decreases the time and energy necessary to get your pet the blood tests he or she needs. Plus, you'll get the results much more quickly than if we sent them to an outside lab.
Having a sick pet can be a scary thing. After all, they are part of the family. Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital wants to ease some of your anxiety and get your pet on the road to wellness quickly. That's why we've invested in an in-house diagnostic lab.
Routine labwork run on your pet during a wellness visit is also frequently finished before you and your pet go home, this gives you peace of mind that your pet is healthy, or gives the doctor a chance to address any abnormalities during the same visit to avoid having to make another trip back to the clinic.
Our in-house lab also allows us to run all of our pre-anesthetic labwork the same day in the morning before your pet's procedure instead of having to schedule multiple visits.