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Back to School Special:

$20 off Comprehensive Blood work panel

with Complete Urinalysis



Platelets- help with blood clotting

RBC (red blood cell) - evaluation of red blood cells (size, shape, number)

PVC (packed cell volume) and Hemoglobin- determines type of anemia, low red blood cell levels

ALT, AST, ALP, GGT- types of liver enzymes that help us monitor liver function

Total Bilirubin- increased levels indicate jaundice, a liver disorder or damaged red blood cells

Total Protein, Albumin, A/G Ratio, Globulin (Protein levels) - used to detect disorders of the intestines, kidneys, and liver

Creatinine, BUN, Phosphorus- kidney functions

Calcium- elevated levels indicate a wide variety of disorders

Glucose (Blood sugar) - increased levels may indicate diabetes. Subnormal level may occur with disorders involving the liver, severe infection, certain types of cancer, and/or Addison’s disease

Amylase, Lipase- pancreatic function

Sodium, Potassium, Chloride- electrolytes

CPK- muscle enzyme


CBC (Complete Blood Count):

These numbers tell how many of each type of white blood cell are present and whether or not they appear normal.


T4 (Thyroid level):

In cats we look for levels above normal (hyperthyroidism) and in dogs we look for subnormal levels (hypothyroidism)


Complete Urinalysis:

Important means of evaluating overall kidney function, especially when done in conjunction with blood tests.  Urinalysis is also a key test for determining urinary infections or inflammation of the bladder.

Call today for more information and scheduling!

Posted in: General News

We Recommend:

  • Cats and Dogs over the age of 7 to have yearly blood screening
  • annual combo tests for dogs over 1 year old. checks for heartworms which are transmitted by mosquitoes, as well as three locally prevalent tick borne diseases (Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma)

Ask the Doctor

My pet and I are about to travel.  What do I need to keep in mind to keep him safe?
- Prepare your dog for a long car ride by taking him/her on shorter trips beforehand. Feed your dog lightly before beginning a trip, about one-third the normal amount. - Take fresh water for your dog to drink - Travel with a leash but re...

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