Veterinary Laboratory

Essex Animal Hospital has an on-site laboratory that enables us to perform diagnostic testing for your dog or cat. If our veterinarians determine that lab tests are required in addition to the wellness exam, our laboratory allows us to thoroughly evaluate your pet’s health condition. Our on-site veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:

  • Heartworm Testing
  • CBC (Complete Blood Counts)
  • Blood-Chemistry Panels
  • Urinalysis and Fecal Examinations
  • Fecal Testing for Intestinal Parasites
  • FELV/FIV Testing
  • Occult Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma Testing
  • Electrolyte Evaluation
  • Cytology of Skin and Ear Samples

In the event that your pet requires any specialized testing, we have relationships with excellent independent laboratories that are capable of accurately performing any specialized tests. For more information about our on-site laboratory diagnostic testing, please call us at (519) 776-7325.