Have you ever had a blood test? A urinalysis? Like in human medicine, clinical pathology is very important for veterinary patients. Clinical pathology involves evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues. We can use clinical pathology for both annual health checks and aiding diagnosis in our sick patients.
Maleny Vet Services’ clinic is well-equipped with in-house blood machines, faecal analysis, urinalysis and a microscope. This means we can usually get results within the hour!
Some more specialised tests may need to be performed by an external veterinary laboratory. These can include advanced blood tests, hormonal profiles, histopathology and more. As these are sent to external laboratories it may take up to 14 days to receive results, depending on the nature of the test being performed.