Skin and Ears
Advanced Vet Care Services
Clinical pathology involves the laboratory testing of blood, body fluids or tissues in order to identify existing disease. Common laboratory tests include microscopy, blood chemistries, complete blood counts, blood clotting times, urinalysis, faecal tests, biopsy examination, cultures and infectious disease testing.
Our in-house laboratory can provide some results within minutes and thus take no longer than a consultation. For all other tests, Northcote Animal Hospital is associated with an external laboratory which performs a full spectrum of diagnostic tests. This is carried out in an accurate and rapid fashion which is especially important in very ill animals and those requiring immediate or emergency treatment. Specialised testing may take 12-24 hours for blood results or up to 5-7 working days for biopsy results, depending on the nature of the test being performed.
At Northcote Animal Hospital (nOah) in Northcote, we pride ourselves on always providing owners with their pet’s laboratory results as quickly as possible. Results are discussed at length by the veterinarians and any further treatment options are explained in a clear and compassionate manner. You can be assured that nOah’s patient’s best interests are always at the core of all clinical decisions.
Northcote Animal Hospital stocks a range of prescription diets, premium puppy and kitten foods, premium adult foods, natural diets and treats. Our staff are educated to give you expert advice in nutrition and we welcome you to drop in for a chat, or call us to discuss, the best diet option for your pet. We can also order in any premium food preference you have if we don’t already stock it.
For some more information on nutrition, please see the relevant paragraphs under our dog and cat care sections.