Laboratory

Bloodwork results in 20 minutes or less

Our in house laboratory is used for routine visits, as well as urgent cases and critically ill patients. This is a great asset to the clinic as it helps to get bloodwork on our patients faster. Pre–operative bloodwork can be done the day of a surgical procedure for the owner’s convenience or sent out ahead of the procedure if the doctor recommends it.

We are able to run several tests and have results within 20 minutes, including:

  • full chemistry's
  • CBC's
  • T4's (Thyroid Level)
  • SDMA (helps to detect kidney disease)

We also have in house testing that provides results within 10 minutes for:

  • Heartworm
  • Lyme
  • 4DX (tests for Heartworm, Lyme, and 2 other tick borne diseases)
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV

 

Blood glucose level monitoring

At GVC, we also have the ability to continually monitor diabetic pet's blood glucose levels over a 14 day time period using a minimally invasive monitoring system. A tiny little 2" disc is adhered to your pet's back and contains a tiny sensor implanted into the skin, allowing us to continually monitor his blood glucose level. Results are uploaded to a secure website so we can see real time blood glucose results, without the stress of a veterinary visit. Over a period of several days, we can track blood sugar levels allowing us to make informed decisions on insulin administration and dietary therapy. If you have a diabetic pet or know someone who does and would like more information, we would love to talk to you!

For more information, please call (724) 588-5260.

Laboratory