Manotick Veterinary Hospital’s in-house laboratory helps the medical team develop a complete diagnostic picture for your pet. When your pet is sick, he or she cannot tell us what is wrong, and a physical examination may not reveal all the symptoms your pet is experiencing. Our laboratory is equipped to perform a range of tests including biochemical profiles, complete blood counts, electrolyte panels, cytology smears, urinalysis, fecal assays, heartworm tests as well as others.
An on-site laboratory allows us to have test results within hours. This is especially valuable when we are monitoring critically ill patients. An added convenience is the ability to do pre-anesthetic blood work on the morning of a surgery rather than several days in advance.
The remainder of our laboratory testing, including serology, cytology, histology, and endocrine and immunological testing, is done at laboratories within Ontario and the majority of results are available within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. When necessary, other samples may be sent to laboratories across Canada and the United States.