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3133 Highway 6
Bayou Vista, TX
Call (281) 614-9504
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During your pet's routine wellness exam or in order to make an accurate diagnosis, your veterinarian may wish to run laboratory tests using a sample of your pet's blood, urine, skin or other samples. These tests are important to help your veterinarian understand your pet's health status.
When your pet is healthy, your veterinarian may run laboratory tests, such as a complete blood count (CBC), chemistry panel and urinalysis, to establish your pet's"baseline" values. Then, if your pet ever gets sick, your veterinarian will compare your pet's current laboratory results to previous baseline values to determine if the current values are abnormal.
When your pet is sick, laboratory test results will help your veterinarian confirm the presence of certain illnesses and rule out others. Your veterinarian may also run laboratory tests during treatment to track the path of the disease and see how your pet responds to treatment.
If your pet is scheduled for surgery, your veterinarian may run pre-surgical screening tests in order to determine if your pet is at risk of complications while under general anesthesia. These screening tests may be recommended for pets of all ages, including young, healthy pets. Most tests are run in our state-of-the-art lab equipment, and results are immediate. If, however, your veterinarian decides to send the sample to our referral laboratory, results will be next morning.
Call us today at 281-614-9504.
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Dr. Marcum has a lifetime of experience working with animals and years of experience working with wildlife rescue organizations, both as a scientist and educator.