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At Art City Vets, our commitment to your pet’s health is also reflected by our fully stocked in-house veterinary pharmacy. When it comes to prescription medications, accurate dosage and administration is of the utmost importance. You can be rest assured that any prescriptions your pet needs will be fulfilled accurately, at the right dose.

Art City Vets is also equipped with an in-house laboratory capable of running a range of diagnostic blood tests with rapid  results. In addition to our in-house services, we also collaborate with external laboratories for more comprehensive panels. Your pet’s results will then be automatically uploaded into your pet’s record, reviewed by the doctor, and you will be notified with the results.

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It is important to understand your pet’s blood work, and the reasoning behind results. A CBC, the most common test performed on pets and humans. It gives information on hydration status, anemia, infection, the blood’s clotting ability, and the ability of the immune system to respond. Chemistry values can provide information about liver and kidney health and function, electrolyte and protein levels, and blood sugar. Urinalysis can show urine concentration, protein levels, or signs of inflammation or infection. Thyroid levels can indicate thyroid disease/dysfunction, which is common in older dogs and cats.

Blood work is vital in both diagnosing medical conditions, and preventing such conditions from advancing. Annual testing for heartworm and intestinal parasites, ensures that we treat any potential infections at the first on-set, rather than when they have advanced to the point of further complications. Pre-surgical blood work is done to ensure the anesthetic and surgical plan is as safe as possible.

Senior wellness blood screenings and a wide variety of diagnostic panels are also offered. These panels allow us to check such crucial aspects as a pet’s thyroid level, kidney and liver values, and blood count. Our veterinarians will always thoroughly explain the recommended testing for your pet at the time of your appointment.

 

 

We will also provide you with detailed instructions on the medication’s use and discuss any side effects or interactions. You can feel confident all the medications we dispense were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under the right conditions.

Ensuring you have convenient and timely access to competitively priced medications and other pet care products is an important aspect of our veterinary practice.