Pet owners need complete and accurate information to make the best decisions for their animal’s health care. A physical examination is the starting point for any assessment. Although it can yield valuable information about your pet’s health, sometimes ancillary laboratory or other diagnostic tests are required for accurate diagnosis. Additionally, diagnostic tests can detect early signs of disease that not readily apparent allowing for a treatment plan to possibly prevent further problems. We’re committed to obtaining the necessary information for you and will recommend the appropriate tests. Listed below are some of the more common diagnostic tests or modalities used at Whatcom Veterinary Hospital.
- Blood, urine and fecal tests
- Ophthalmologic tests
- Dermatologic tests
Additional services provided by our reference diagnostic laboratory (Phoenix Central Laboratory in Everett):
- Cytology and Histopathology
- Culture and Sensitivity Testing