Having an in-house diagnostics laboratory and digital radiography capabilities means that Westside Veterinary Clinic offers a wide range of diagnostic services all under one roof. These in-house testing capabilities provide pet owners in DeRidder, Rosepine, Fort Polk, Merryville, Longville, and Ragley, Louisiana with an expedited diagnosing process for their companion pets.
Instead of having to send out tests and lab samples to outside laboratories and waiting days for the results, we can process them on site, typically within a matter of minutes. This is especially beneficial for critical illness and injury cases that need prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Our in-house diagnostic capabilities enable us to conduct complete blood count (CBCs) and full chemistry panels, measure liver and kidney function, perform thyroid and adrenal gland testing. We also test for heartworms, and conduct fecal analyses. Our new Sedivue unit allows us to complete a urinalysis that includes microscopic pictures produced by the unit.
Results from diagnostic testing can detect infection and anemia, determine electrolyte status and hydration levels, evaluate kidney, liver, and pancreas function, screen for thyroid disease, check blood sugar levels, and more.
Westside Veterinary Clinic wants to keep your pet healthy and happy for years to come. Regular diagnostic testing provides our veterinarians with baseline information about your pet, and lets us know if there is a significant change that indicates an underlying condition or disease.
If you feel that something is not right with your pet, or if you need to schedule an annual checkup, give us a call today.