Riverside Cat Hospital has In-house blood machines to allow for immediate results when there are life threatening situations. We use an outside laboratory for all routine testing and non-urgent results.
In some cases, abnormal blood tests will cause us to delay a surgical procedure and attempt to diagnose the medical problem causing the abnormal tests. In many instances, these values will help us determine which pre-medication agents to use for your cat’s safety and the need for additional medications after surgery. We can alter standard protocols based on your cat’s particular values. If all of the tests are normal, we can proceed with a greater degree of confidence and we will have established an excellent set of baseline values to compare against, should your pet become ill in the future.
We also use the newest technology in our digital radiology (in addition to digital dental radiology) unit and take pride in the fact that our facility is designed to do away with the danger of toxic chemicals, thus offering increased safety for your pet. Time is often of the essence when it comes to treatment so we work to diagnose and begin treatments quickly and our state of the art labs make this possible.