Laboratory testing aides us in diagnosing and monitoring your pet’s condition. In addition to diagnosing and monitoring illness and disease, diagnostic testing can also provide the veterinarian with additional information about your pet that is often undetectable during your pet’s physical exam. Early blood testing can show evidence of disease such as diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function, or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic testing is also included in pre-anesthetic screenings prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. Annual wellness blood and urine tests, along with other diagnostics, assist us in the early detection of diseases and health conditions.