In-House Diagnostics

Vicksburg Animal Hospital is equipped with the newest blood analyzers available to veterinarians. These instruments allow our trained staff to run complete blood counts (CBCs), and blood chemistry tests on your pet’s blood in less than half an hour. This means we have accurate results that can tell our doctors right away what may be wrong with your pet and allow for immediate treatment. Running blood work on your pet is an excellent measure of your pet’s overall health even if they do not appear to be sick. Many pets may have underlying health issues that even doctors may not be able to see on a physical exam. Blood work insures your pet has an appropriate amount of red and white blood cells as well as platelets, and can determine if your pet’s liver and kidneys are functioning normally. Blood testing is also recommended prior to all surgeries to help reduce the chance of complications during and after your pet’s procedure.