In-Clinic Diagnostics

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In-Clinic Diagnostics

Providing diagnostic services for pets in Gulfport, Biloxi, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, and other coastal communities, Handsboro Animal Hospital’s in-house laboratory provides pet owners with an expedited diagnosing process for their companion pets. We can process blood test results on site, typically within a matter of minutes. This is especially beneficial for critical illness and injury cases that need prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Some health conditions may not be obvious during an external examination. For this reason, we conduct in-house diagnostic tests to get an accurate picture of your pet’s overall health. At Handsboro Animal Hospital, we recommend regular diagnostic testing so that our veterinarians will have baseline information about your pet. Having a history of test results lets us know if there is a significant change that indicates an underlying condition or disease.

Our in-house diagnostic analyzers enable us to conduct a complete blood count (CBCs) and full chemistry panel. We test for heartworms and tick borne diseases, and we conduct fecal analyses and urinalysis. 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.

Our team at Handsboro Animal Hospital wants to keep your pet healthy and happy for years to come. Call us to schedule your pet’s annual check-up today.