Lab testing is another crucial part of diagnostic work for pets. Symptoms alone are not always enough to give veterinarians a definitive answer on what could be wrong with your pet. To ensure a proper diagnosis, we often need to examine your pet. We begin a medical assessment by looking at your pet's eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We may then recommend performing blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet's kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet's condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscope (internal scoping), ultrasound, or biopsy.
Laboratory Services we provide:
Idexx – Full Laboratory Services where quick results are vital in the diagnostics and care for your pet.
More than just a vet, Portland Oregon's Town and Country Animal Hospital is your animal's second family.