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Veterinary Lab & Diagnostics

Our team uses a variety of diagnostic tools and tests to quickly and accurately identify the nature and extent of your pet's medical conditions.

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Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

At Picton Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools and technology to help us pinpoint the precise cause of your pet's symptoms.

Bloodwork, urinalysis, and fecal exams allow us to get more information about your pet's internal system and find signs of illness that may not be visible to the naked eye. 

Radiographic imaging (digital X-rays) allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures and dental health. These images provide us with essential information that aids in developing a comprehensive treatment plan for your pet.

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On-Site Veterinary Pharmacy 

When it's time to renew your pet's prescription, you can just give us a call and we will prepare it for you.

This means that we can have your pet's medicine ready and waiting when you come in, saving you time!

Pet Health Supplies

We are committed to providing pet parents with the best diet and healthcare products to treat their pet's medical issues and maintain their good health.

Our animal hospital is well-stocked with prescription diets, parasite prevention products, medications, and more.

This allows our team to provide you with the products your four-legged friend needs while in our care.

In-House Diagnostic Services 

  • Radiography (Digital X-rays)

    Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure. 

    Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumours. 

  • Bloodwork

    At our vet lab in Picton, we are able to run a number of common and targeted blood tests to help us determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile. 

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.

    Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes. 

  • Fecal Exams

    A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Picton.

    The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.  

Diagnostics We Offer Referrals For

While we strive to offer a range of diagnostic services to meet your pet's healthcare needs, there are a few diagnostic technologies that we do not offer. If your pet is in need of these services we would be happy to refer you to a nearby clinic in Picton and surrounding areas.

  • Ultrasound

    With ultrasound imaging, the veterinarian will expose part of your pet's body to high-frequency sound waves to produce internal images to capture ultrasound images in real-time, The images also show the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.

New Patients Welcome at Picton Animal Hospital

Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of cats and dogs. Get in touch with our team to book your pet's appointment. We happily welcome both local patients and seasonal tourists to our animal hospital in Picton.

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