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At Fullerton Animal Hospital, we strive to have the latest, most comprehensive pet care services available. One of the most useful aspects of our one-stop pet hospital is our in-house laboratory and advanced diagnostics tools such as digital x-rays, ultrasound and other tools to decide quickly what your pet needs. When your pet needs any type of lab testing done, whether during a routine nose-to-tail checkup, or during an emergency, we can draw the sample we need and have it analyzed just a few steps away inside the same building.
Our veterinarians can then discuss the results face-to-face with you to determine the best course of action. We do not need to wait for hours to get results from another lab across town. This enhances and accelerates the quality of care your pet receives, and can save precious time when your pet is having a life-threatening emergency.
Having our own state-of-the-art in-house pet laboratory enables our animal hospital to act as an emergency vet center for Baltimore, Nottingham, Parkville and Carney. Whenever you feel your pet is in a dangerous situation, call us right away at (410) 665-6996. We will advise you on any first-aid pet care steps you need to take, and then we will prepare what we need on our end so that we can do any lab tests or digital x-rays necessary to quickly respond to your pet’s emergency. Once you arrive, our emergency vet will be able to do any lab tests and get the results right back from across the hall so we can give your pet the help he or she needs.
Our in-house laboratory helps us in non-emergency situations as well. Whenever your pet needs even routine pet surgery (spay and neuter procedure or pet dental care), he or she will receive full blood tests. These tests help us determine the safest avenue for administering anesthesia to avoid complications. Naturally, our in-house diagnostics tools and laboratory also give us the information we need to understand your pet’s condition so we can do what needs to be done to help your pet in urgent scenarios.
Even during regular check-ups, our on-site laboratory makes life easier for our patients and their families. Typically, when it is time to administer annual pet vaccinations and review your pet’s general health status, we need to take blood, urine or fecal samples for parasite testing. Because we can do these tests onsite and get the results quickly, we can take quick actions if we find out there is a problem. For example, if your pet has not taken heartworm medicine over the winter, we need to do a blood test to make sure there are no problems before we can restart the heartworm medicines. Pet lab services at our animal hospital help make it easier to diagnose and remedy your pet’s condition.