We are excited to have an in-house laboratory for animal services. Our Homer Glen veterinarian's mission is to offer the highest quality of veterinary care for animals at every phase of life, while supporting and informing clients on how to best care for their pets. Learn how our in-house lab allows us to complete our mission and support your pet's wellness.
About Our In House Lab
Our in house lab allows us to perform basic tests needed for wellness care in less than 30 minutes. Diagnostic services we can provide right here at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital include:
Checking your pet's urine allows us to gauge the health of their urinary system and their kidneys.
A dog or cat stool analysis tells our vet a lot about your pet's health. We chiefly screen for parasites such as roundworm, hookworm, or giardia. These parasites could infect you if your pet goes untreated. Since intestinal parasites live in the guts, the only way to screen for these health hazards is via stool analysis.
Heartworm, which is spread by mosquito bite, can be deadly if not treated. Heartworm testing uses a blood sample to check for heartworm protein. This test is vital at early detection of heartworm, which helps our vet provide treatment to save your pet's life.
Total blood count and serum chemistries
A total blood count is a basic test that tells us so much about your pet's wellness. The test measures your pet's white blood count, red blood count, and platelet count. From this basic information, we can tell whether your pet is anemic, suffers an infection, or has signs of cancer or bone marrow disease. Through a basic blood test, we can provide early detection services and fast treatment for many dog and cat health problems.
How Our In House Lab Benefits Pet Wellness
Our veterinarian in Homer Glen may perform these tests when your pet comes in for wellness visits. Or we'll track when your pet is due for a heartworm test, blood test, or other procedure and notify you.
The ability to perform these tests in our facility means that our Homer Glen veterinarian can get answers quickly and provide the services your pet needs with less waiting on your end. We have a professional veterinary lab nearby, which can perform additional tests that we are unable to perform in-house. Our veterinarian in Homer Glen's goal is always to find out what your pet needs so we can provide efficient services at every stage of your pet's life.
Do you need to make an appointment for urinalysis, heartworm testing, or any other service, or do you have questions about our in-house lab capabilities? Our staff is always happy to talk. Please call our animal Hospital in Homer Glen at (708) 301-8200 or complete the online appointment request form to set up your next visit.