Laboratory

If your pet needs screening for any medical conditions, we have the latest  IDEXX  in-house laboratory which can provide same-day results for a wide range of tests.  This also allows us to perform our recommended pre-anaesthetic blood tests on the morning of your pet's procedure.

For other tests, we can send these to our external laboratories Gribbles Veterinary Pathology and NZVP.

If your pet requires a blood test, this is usually collected after clipping a small amount of fur off their neck and taking the sample from their jugular vein.  This is a quick and painless procedure that is normally performed without sedation. 

Most blood tests can be taken during a consultation appointment.  For follow up blood tests may also be done through a nurse appointment.  For monitoring of some therapeutics e.g. thyroxine for hypothyroidism, the timing of the blood test relative to the last dose of medication is important, so please check with the clinic when booking in.

For other tests, we can send these to our external laboratories Gribbles Veterinary Pathology and NZVP.

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