Another equally-important component in the diagnostic capability at Dickson Veterinary Clinic is our blood work diagnostic laboratory. Blood work results can often indicate issues that cannot be seen by our doctors in a physical examination. Our clients travel from White Bluff, Burns, Fairview, and Charlotte, because they appreciate our warmth and professionalism, as well as our advanced veterinary diagnostic analyzers at Dickson Veterinary Clinic.
What conditions can be discovered with the blood work laboratory at Dickson Veterinary Clinic?
Blood chemistries, complete blood counts (CBC), electrolytes, thyroid testing, fecal analysis, and urinalysis are all tests that can be conducted in our diagnostic laboratory. Blood chemistries indicate how well your pet’s liver, kidney, and pancreas are functioning. A CBC can show your pet’s overall health, as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are all determined. Large numbers of red blood cells can indicate dehydration, while few red blood cells may mean anemia in an animal. Low white blood cell counts may be indicative of leukemia or issues with the ability to produce new white cells by the bone marrow, while a high number of white blood cells may indicate inflammation. Electrolytes also indicate whether an animal is dehydrated. Finally, thyroid testing can indicate some conditions including hyper and hypothyroidism. Fecal testing can indicate intestinal parasites that cannot be seen by a physical exam. Urinalysis can let our doctors know if your pet has certain urinary infections, as well as diabetes.
At Dickson Veterinary Clinic, we understand that you have a choice as to who provides healthcare to your pet. Our diagnostic capabilities, experience, and friendly atmosphere make our hospital an excellent choice for the life of your pet.