Veterinary Laboratory Services in Shippensburg, PA
State-of-the-Art Equipment to Assess Your Animal’s Vitals
While a physical examination of your animal friend is typically the first step in detecting any health issues, it can only tell our veterinarians so much. This is why we rely on laboratory diagnostic testing to get a better idea of your animal’s health status.
At Shippensburg, Mount Rock, and Allen Road Animal Hospital, we perform a variety of laboratory testing, including:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): During this test, we draw your animal’s blood and measure its various components. By assessing the levels of red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood platelets, we are able to diagnose a variety of health problems. Our veterinarians can detect whether your animal has any infections, bleeding problems, or problems with blood clotting.
- Electrolyte analysis: During this test, we measure your animal’s electrolyte levels, such as sodium, potassium, chloride, and acid content. Should your animal have a seizure disorder, be dehydrated, or have another health condition, his or her electrolyte levels will appear off balance.
- Urinalysis: When we take a urine sample from your animal, we use it to assess your animal’s kidney functions and/or look for any signs of a urinary tract infection. Our veterinarians sometimes use catheters to ensure that the urine collection is done in a sterile manner.
- Fecal analysis: Whenever possible, we ask that you bring a fecal sample when you arrive for an appointment. Our veterinarians take the fecal sample to our laboratory to inspect it for signs of parasites, worms, or other infections that affect your animal’s digestive tract.
When you bring your animal in for an examination, you can trust that our team of experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians will treat him or her with gentle care.
Providing Care to Animals of All Sizes
At Shippensburg Animal Hospital we have the unique ability to care for all of your fur babies, no matter their size. From the biggest horse to the smallest hamster and everything in between, we're ready to care for them.
A Long History In This Community
Founded in 1949, Shippensburg Animal Hospital has been serving our community's needs both big and small for nearly seven decades. When you have an animal in need come to a place with unmatched compassion and experience.
Three Convenient Locations
In order to take the best care of our community, Shippensburg Animal Hospital is proud to have three locations to serve you. We can be found in at our Shippensburg, Mount Rock, or Allen Road location. Click here to learn more.
“Dr. Hoover was very professional and comforting, and provided me with a wealth of information in case this occurs again in the fut ...”- Emily Dice
“We appreciate all your staff has done for all our pets.”- Jeanette Bitner & Jim Beichler
“I value the concern shown for my pet and people who know our pets are like family.”- Denylu Knox