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In-House Veterinary Laboratory: Quick Test Results for Quick Recovery

In-House Laboratory Facilities at All Pets Animal Hospital

When pets are ill or injured, time is of the essence. The sooner we can get lab results, the sooner we can get a diagnosis and start treatment and the better the recovery. The doctors of All Pets Animal Hospital understand the need for quick response time, so they have designed our hospital with an in-house lab that can process the most critical lab tests and provide answers in the shortest time.

The in-house lab at All Pets Animal Hospital is able to handle many different kinds of tests, including:

  • Complete blood chemistry—This test checks for the balance of the chemicals normally present in the blood and provides an indication of how well the internal organs are functioning.
  • Complete blood count—This measures the total white and red cell values and is useful in determining problems such as anemia and infection.
  • Blood gases—This measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide content of the blood, which indicates how well the patient is ventilated.
  • Thyroid testing—The thyroid gland produces hormones responsible for your pet’s metabolism. Having too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) can cause a host of health issues including weight gain or loss, skin and coat issues, lethargy, or hyperactivity.
  • Other hormone assays—We can also measure cortisol levels, which indicate the health of the adrenal glands.
  • Electrolyte testing—Electrolytes are the sodium, potassium, and chloride molecules found in the body that are important in maintaining proper cellular and organ function.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)—An electrocardiogram is a noninvasive means of measuring characteristics of the heart and heartbeats. It can give an indication of damage or irregularity. All Pets Animal Hospital’s veterinarians use the ECG with heart patients, pets under anesthesia, and pets that are in critical condition.
  • Urinalysis—Analysis of urine provides much information about the health of many different organs, especially the kidneys. It is also necessary in evaluating diabetes mellitus, bladder infections, urinary stones, and certain types of cancer.
  • Parasite testing—Our lab can check samples for the presence of heartworm, intestinal worms, mites, and other parasites.
  • Diagnostic cytology—This is a microscopic exam of tissue samples. Examples include tumor aspirates, skin scraping for parasites, analysis of exudate from the ear or on the skin, and analysis of fecal material or any other material excreted by the body.
  • Infectious agent testing—Some of the infections we can test for include parvovirus in dogs and feline leukemia and FIV in cats.

All Pets Animal Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care for your pets, and our in-house lab is well equipped to meet their diagnostic needs.

Dr. Pat helped out a lot when 1 of the puppies we got was sick. He is very kind and treats your pet as he would his own. He is fantastic at what he does. He also has a wonderful staff as well.

Dan & Connie Hofer

Lola has shown so much progress since she started coming here! She just loves her appointments with Brandon.

Lola Campos & Tiffany Campos

We have been going to Dr. Choyce and his staff for over 17 yrs. They have been absolutely wonderful and always go above and beyond in caring for our pets. Thank you all so much for all that you do!

Karin Vogelsang

The staff is wonderful. We trust them implicitly with the care of my babies. We have peace of mind knowing there is always someone on call if ever there is an emergency.

Deana Mangan

He has treated our dogs who’ve gone on to Dog Heaven and our current Cavaliers. We cannot put in the right words how much we appreciate the excellent vet care we’ve received from Dr. Choyce and the staff at All Pets.

Harry & Brandee Standley

We have received excellent care and service for our Westie from All Pets Animal Hospital for eight years and counting. We also use them for boarding when we go on vacation as our dog receives such loving care from the entire staff that she returns home like she has never been gone. A "five out of five stars" rating with a "highly recommend" from us.

Denny & Cheryl Daniels

I liked the level of compassion shown toward our pets and the office’s understanding of how much the pets mean to their owners. I particularly enjoyed being able to observe the surgical procedure and appreciated the commentary relative to any milestones during the process. Dr. Choyce and his group treated our pets as if she were one of their own dogs.

Rob Walters for Anthony Barrientos

Everyone was excellent! My dog Raleigh was seen immediately and treated kindly. Thank you so much for being so nice to our family!

Stacy Barber

Dr. Choyce’s expert and professional approach are exceptional. I would recommend All Pets Animal Hospital and its services and personnel to any caring pet owner.

Sara Chadwick

I like using All Pets Animal Hospital for routine veterinary care, and I like that, if we have any emergency, we already have a history with them on our pets.

Valerie Pyland

I love it here. The staff is very friendly! We brought our puppy here because she was very ill, and as soon as we brought her home, she was back to normal. Everyone is very professional. This is the place I will continue taking my pets to get their check-ups.

Cindy Hernandez

I absolutely love coming here. I feel comfortable asking any questions and feel confident that I will get the most honest and informed answers.

Kayla Boyd