Laboratory

We are equipped with a comprehensive in-house laboratory, ensuring rapid assessments for a wide range of health conditions. Our extensive diagnostic capabilities allow us to deliver timely, informed care when your pet needs it.

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In-House Laboratory

Blood work is an essential tool in veterinary care, acting much like a detective unveiling the hidden story of your pet’s health. It’s not just about identifying issues but also about establishing a unique health baseline for your pet and early disease detection. We recommend blood work at the following times:

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Before Surgical Procedures

Before any surgery, pre-surgical blood work ensures your pet is fit for anesthesia and helps us tailor the procedure to their specific health needs. It's like having a detailed map before embarking on a journey, allowing for the safest possible route.

End-Of-Life Care

Aging Pets

As your pet matures, regular blood work becomes increasingly important. For adult animals, we recommend annual testing to monitor health changes and catch any early signs of disease. It's a proactive approach, ensuring that small concerns don't develop into major health issues. As pets enter their senior years, their bodies change more rapidly. Conducting blood work every 6-12 months allows us to stay ahead of these changes, adapting their care as needed to ensure their golden years are as comfortable and healthy as possible.

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Sick Pets

When your pet isn't feeling their best, it's vital to act quickly and uncover the source of the issue. This process is akin to a detective's work. We assemble a list of potential suspects (diseases/conditions) and use blood work to eliminate them one by one, just as an investigator would establish alibis. Gradually, we narrow down the possibilities until we identify the true culprit—the diagnosis—much like solving a complex case.

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Our in-house laboratory tests include:

Complete Blood Count (CBC): Essential for evaluating overall health and detecting a variety of disorders, including anemia and infection.

Chemistry Panel: Provides information about your pet’s liver, kidneys, and pancreas, as well as other functions of their body.

Electrolytes: Crucial for maintaining hydration, heart health, and nerve and muscle function.

Urinalysis: Offers insights into urinary tract health and overall metabolism.

Clotting Factors: Ensures your pet’s blood is clotting properly, vital for surgeries and diagnosing clotting disorders.

Infectious Disease Testing: Detects diseases that can affect your pet’s health and the health of your family.

Metabolic Parameters: Helps in diagnosing and monitoring liver function, blood sugar and ketone levels, and kidney function.

Hormone Testing: Essential for diagnosing and monitoring conditions like thyroid and adrenal gland disorders.

Antibody Titre Testing: Determines the presence and level of antibodies in your pet’s system, guiding vaccine decisions and detecting immune responses.

Cytology: Evaluates for cells, bacteria, and yeast from skin and ears, as well as cells from lumps and internal fluids, providing rapid diagnosis and enabling us to start the right treatment quickly.

Parasite Evaluation: Identifies unwelcome guests – from fleas, ticks, and lice to mites and worms – so we can pick the right medication to rid your pet of these pesky intruders!

Specialized Diagnostics

Our reference lab partner offers a vast selection of tests and quick turnaround times, ensuring that no matter the need, we can thoroughly evaluate your pet’s health.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Jessica Penner
Jessica Penner
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"It’s going to be hard to top the amazing care at Petzoic! The team is amazing, knowledgeable and when you are all finished, you are confident that your pet had the gold standard of Veterinary care. The prices are very reasonable. I was SHOCKED to find out that it is privately owned by a group of Calgary residents! It’s nice to support local instead of a huge corporation. Highly recommend this Hospital! OH, and check out Petfinity too! These folks have literally thought of everything! 5 Stars!"
Shara Murray
Shara Murray
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"Timmy and Lexi had their initial appointments with the exceptional staff today! It was the most thorough examination they’ve ever received, and I’m grateful for switching to this outstanding facility. From the front desk to the vet and all the technicians, I’m confident my pups are in very capable hands."
Stephanie Jane
Stephanie Jane
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"Awesome vet. So gentle and friendly. The vet made sure to properly introduce himself to Luna before he started. Very reasonable pricing. Thank you so much. Luna is already doing better."
Alyssa Hilts
Alyssa Hilts
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"Petzoic is an incredible facility! A thoughtfully designed space with an amazing spot next door to make going to the vet a fun and memorable experience for both you and your pet. The equipment and veterinary space are like nothing I have seen before. State of the art equipment, extremely clean, and truly setting the bar high for what a Veterinary hospital experience can look like. This is not your average vet hospital!"
Maeve M
Maeve M
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"Incredible veterinary clinic with some of the best technology and staff. I had the ability to tour the facility upon their grand opening and it truly is an amazing facility. 10/10 would recommend taking your animals here for care!"
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"Had a dental done here on my dachshund. Very happy with the vet team, they did a great job."
Braydn Smith
Braydn Smith
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"Took care of my cat amazingly… also have you seen the dog park ?! It’s wild check it out"
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