Pet Diagnostic Services in Branford
Trusted Veterinarians Offering In-House Diagnostics
While a physical examination provides a lot of helpful information, sometimes we need more to understand the extent of your pet’s health. Laboratory testing is one of the most essential tools that we have for diagnosing illnesses and health conditions.
When you bring in your pet for his or her yearly wellness appointment, we recommend completing tests for intestinal parasites and heartworm. This is all done in-house in our laboratory, so there is no long wait – you’ll have test results by the end of your appointment.
To schedule diagnostic services for your pet in Branford, please call Mill Pond at (203) 717-4988.
Convenient In-House Lab Testing
We are equipped with some of the latest technology from Heska, using the Drichem, ePoc, and Hematrue machines. These machines perform many tests, including blood cell counts and full chemistry profiles including liver and kidney panels, electrolytes, blood gasses, ionized calcium, and blood glucose. Urinalysis and blood smears are performed in our lab using high-powered microscopes.
We also use in-house assays to detect:
- Canine and feline heartworm
Performing these tests in-house allows us to diagnose within minutes of drawing blood, which helps us determine the appropriate treatment plan right away.
Finally, we also suggest performing a CBC (complete blood count) as well as a serum chemistry panel – even if your pet is healthy and young. A CBC allows us to know what your pet’s normal values are, providing us with baseline measurements that can alert us to any changes.
Your Pet’s Health Is Our Priority
Make Mill Pond your first choice for your pet’s care. We are equipped with the tools and technology needed to properly diagnose your pet’s health condition. By diagnosing minor problems before they become more serious, you can avoid more invasive treatments and ensure that your pet is happy and healthy.
“Dr Minot has provided exceptional care to my 14 year old cat.”- Amy V.
“"Thank you" is just not enough.”- Taitira R.
“The doctors show such compassion and everyone truly knows my animals.”- Amy B.