Laboratory Services

Laboratory diagnostics- such as bloodwork, urinalyses and fecal flotations- are an essential part of health screenings in pets just as they are in humans. At CG&S, we have a comprehensive in-hospital labratory, allowing us to run many tests without sending samples out, which in turn means faster results.

In addition, our CVTs are trained to do microscopic evaluations, such as skin or ear cytologies, to determine what type of infections are present, allowing for a treatment plan and medications to be tailored to your pet's specific needs.

Additionally, less common testing or those which require specialized equipment are sent out through a veterinary lab service. Some of the tests include vaccine titers, specific immunoassays, allergy testing, and culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing. Results are reported back in a timely fashion, depending on the testing performed.


Parasite Screening and Control

roundworm eggsParasite screening is important when animals and humans are living in close quarters. Certain parasites can cross species and infect humans. These parasites are called "zoonotic" and can be dangerous, particularly to children, elderly, or those immunocompromised in some way. Yearly parasite screenings are highly recommended, but if your pet is in contact with an animal known to have parasites, or if they frequent dog parks or other high risk areas, additional testing may be recommended. Your doctor and technician can guide you into a necessary treatment plan for your pet's individual needs. Routine deworming is also an important element of parasite control, and CG&S includes a complimentary dose a safe dewormer with every intestinal parasite screening performed.