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Carefree Cats Veterinary Hospital

Laboratory Services

Diagnostic testing can identify problems your cat may be experiencing so that proper treatment can begin before a condition worsens.

Unfortunately, cats can’t tell us where it hurts, and oftentimes, a healthy appearing animal may be masking symptoms of disease or illness. Sometimes we may recommend veterinary diagnostic testing to identify any problems and to begin treatment as early as possible. These tests are especially helpful when symptoms are unspecific or hard to define.

We’re able to get results from most blood tests within 30 minutes of drawing or within 24 hours for specialized labs sent to the reference laboratory.

When would laboratory work be needed?

Most laboratory work is done through routine wellness exams as directed by our doctors. For emergencies or unscheduled visits, our diagnostic lab will run various tests to determine the best treatment for your cat.

We recommend regular screening lab tests to determine your cat’s health. If any concerns or conditions are found, we will help you decide on proper treatment. If your pet is showing irregular behavior, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Our doctors will determine which laboratory services are appropriate during your exam.

If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your cat, please call us to schedule a medical assessment.