Although the physical exam plays a crucial role in understanding what is going on with your pet. Many diseases are not discovered without performing regular laboratory testing.
Different tests that are frequently performed are fecal parasite tests, Heartworm disease, Tick diseases (like Lyme disease), Feline viral diseases (FeVL and FIV), complete urinalysis and urine cultures, complete blood counts, general chemistry testing (liver enzymes, kidney enzymes, electrolytes and more), Cortisol levels, and Thyroid level. Other tests can also be performed in your home like an ACTH stimulation test and bile acids to further evaluate the function of the liver.
Dr. Lauren offers these test results in conjunction with ultrasound examination to better evaluate your pets organs for early and more accurate disease diagnosis and there fore treatment.