Tolo Veterinary Clinic

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Onsite Diagnostics

Why do we do diagnostic tests?

Regular diagnostic screening is a great, proactive way to ensure your pet’s long-term health. We recommend annual testing as part of your dog or cat’s wellness visits, to catch any issues before they become more serious.

Diagnostic Tests

We can run all the routine diagnostic tests your cat or dog needs, including bloodwork, urinalysis, fecal testing, parasite tests and cytology. 

  • As pets are prone to hide illness and pain, regular testing gives you peace of mind that your pet is healthy and free from any underlying issues.  
  • If your pet has an illness the tests guides our treatment

Bloodwork: Blood tests often take the form of a Complete Blood Count (CBC), which measures the number of red and white blood cells and platelets, or a Blood Chemistry panel, which tests organ function, such as the kidneys and liver. CBCs can detect infections, anemia, dehydration, blood disorders and the immune system response. Bloodwork is also important to determine whether your pet is healthy enough and ready to undergo anesthesia.

Fecal testing: Fecal testing using VETSCAN IMAGYST is typically used to determine whether your pet is suffering from any internal parasites, such as worms or giardia. Sometimes, your cat or dog may not display any symptoms initially. The fecal sample will also be checked for color, consistency, as well as the presence of blood or mucus.

Urinalysis: Urine samples are vital tool in the diagnosis of a number of conditions, including urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney or bladder diseases, and diabetes, amongst others.

Tick-borne and Heartworm testing: Depending on where your pet has lived in the past we may recommend annual tick-borne and heartworm testing in addition to monthly preventatives. 

  • VETSCAN IMAGYST™ is a first-of-its-kind technologyoffering multiple applications for companion diagnostics in a single platform—including:
    • AI dermatology, AI fecal, AI blood smear and digital cytology image transfer