A blood test gives your vet vital information about your pet’s kidney and liver function as well as some important information about the blood cells. Because our pets can’t tell us when they are feeling unwell, pathology tests like this one are a valuable window into what’s going on.
Our Riverport Veterinary Hospital (located in Goolwa) and Victor Central Vet Clinic are home to in-house blood testing machines that can be used in a pinch to get fast, reliable results. In addition to this, we work alongside Gribbles Veterinary Pathology Laboratories to get the most information about your pet’s health.
Using blood tests, your vet can ensure they are treating your pet correctly, with the right medication and doing so safely.
In the case of pre-anaesthetic blood testing, blood tests may also save a life. Pre-anaesthetic blood tests are all about helping your vet make the right decision about whether your pet should have an anaesthetic and what type of anaesthetic drugs should be used.
For most pets, anesthetics are safe and successful. Modern equipment and up-to-date anaesthetic agents provide a smooth and safe experience. However, some pets have underlying problems that are not obvious on the surface and a pre-anaesthtetic blood test can help detect these issues.
In the event of abnormal blood results, our fully qualified vets will discuss further plans, tests or procedures to ensure we get your furry friend back to full health!