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Veterinary ServicePet In-House Laboratory

Whether for routine wellness visits or emergency care, our in-house laboratory saves vital time in testing and diagnosing. Our trained Technicians and Doctors use our sophisticated lab resources and equipment to better service your medical requirements and provide immediate solutions.

Pet In-House Laboratory in San Diego, CA

Because ABC Veterinary Hospital Pacific Beach is committed to providing your pet with the best possible care, we have a licensed local veterinary laboratory on-site to perform animal-specific pathology and serology tests.

Pet In-House Laboratory

When your pet becomes suddenly unwell or in the event of an emergency, timely diagnostic test results are critical for assisting your veterinarian in devising the best effective treatment strategy. We have cutting-edge hospital laboratory technology that can generate test results in minutes. Initial laboratory evaluations for your sick pet may include the following:
  • A blood test can measure the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the body. Changes in these counts can indicate anemia, dehydration, infection, auto-immune disease, and some forms of malignancy.
  • Blood chemistry tests are used to assess the health of the pancreas, liver, and kidneys, as well as blood sugar, protein levels, calcium, and phosphorus levels.
  • When your pet is dehydrated or losing fluids due to vomiting or diarrhea, sodium, potassium, and chloride levels may be abnormal. Intravenous fluids and supplements may be recommended when electrolytes are out of balance.
  • Point-of-care Snap tests are available for various infectious diseases, including canine parvovirus, giardia, leptospirosis, feline leukemia, and feline immunodeficiency virus.
  • Microscopy: In-clinic needle biopsies of swellings or tumors are possible, as is the microscopic evaluation of bodily fluids such as blood and urine samples, samples of skin and ear secretions, and assistance in the diagnosis of systemic diseases, urinary disorders, skin and ear diseases, and the differentiation of benign from cancerous tumors.
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We serve the communities of San Diego, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Mission Valley, Mission Hills, Clairemont, La Jolla, Encinitas, Del Mar, Hillcrest, and North Park.

Veterinary Services in San Diego, CA

Pet Wellness & Vaccines

Pet Parasite protection

Pet Health Certificates

Pet Pharmacy and Prescription Diets

Pet Puppy and Kitten Care

Pet Drop Off Appointments

Pet Surgery

Pet End of Life Care

Pet Laboratory

Pet Senior Care

Pet Dentistry

Pet Biopsy

Pet Nutritional consultations

Pet Allergies and Dermatology

Pet Pain Management

Pet Diagnostic X-Rays and Ultrasound

Pet Behaviour & Training Consultations

Pet Anesthesia