Having an in-house diagnostics laboratory, as well as digital radiography capabilities means that Animal Medical Service offers a diverse range of diagnostic services in one location. These in-house testing capabilities provide pet owners in Brewton and the surrounding area with an efficient diagnosing service for their companion pets. We can process many test results on site, typically within minutes. This is especially beneficial for critical illness and injury cases that need prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Typical tests that we perform in the clinic include serum chemistries, complete blood counts and more. Our state of the art IDEXX instruments include a chemistry analyzer for hematology as well as a urine analyzer. Our analyzers allow us to diagnose endocrine abnormalities, hematologic issues, and diseases of internal organs. We conduct heartworm tests and internal parasite screenings daily. When necessary, we use outside commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Some health conditions may not be obvious during an external examination. For this reason, we use in-house diagnostic tests to get an accurate picture of your pet’s overall health. At Animal Medical Service, we recommend regular diagnostic testing so that our veterinarian will have baseline information about your pet. Having a history of test results lets us know if there is a significant change that indicates an underlying condition or disease. This allows us to treat an illness in its early stages, giving your pet the best opportunity for recovery.