Aliso Beach Animal Clinic is happy to announce that we have an in-house blood analyzer. Using a small sample of your pet's blood, we can now get base line chemistry and hematology data in a matter of minutes while you wait. Conditions such as diabetes, liver and kidney diseases, electrolyte imbalances, or abnormal white, red, and platelet cell numbers can helps us evaluate your pet for infections, anemia and clotting disorders.
Fast hi-tech in house blood analysis helps us and the client decide if it is safe to sedate or anesthetize your pet for a variety of emergency procedures like urinary obstruction, foreign body removal, laceration or wound repair. We also recommend in-house laboratory analysis for your pet's annual Wellness Exam so we can catch problems early on.
We contine to do in-house fecal exams for intestinal parasites and enteric viruses, skin scrapings and ear swabs to find skin parasites (mange, yeast & fungi) , and we continue to conduct in-house urinalysis to asses for diabetes, cystitis, mineral sediment and urine concentration.
Veterinarians in SOCAL are very fortunate to have two of the best veterinary diagnostic labs in the country located in Irvine, CA. Aliso Beach Animal Clinic is partnered with both these labs so we can get more comprehensive lab data on your pet's blood within 12 hours (Antech & Idexx link.) As a courtesy, the Irvine located labs provide telephone consults with veterinary specialists from all over the U.S. .
Lastly, we can send lab specimens to a number of diagnostic labs at the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine for ultra special tests.