Veterinary Services

In-House Laboratory

At Best Friend Vet, we are committed to providing accurate and timely lab results for the benefit of your pet thanks to our extensive in-house laboratory capabilities.

Our Services

Laboratory Services at Best Friend Vet

Our pets cannot tell us what’s wrong, and that’s where laboratory tests can be very helpful. Using Fear-Free techniques, we collect blood, urine, and needle aspirates (cells collected from lumps and bumps in the exam room) in the least stressful way possible. When immediate answers are needed, needle aspirates, blood tests, and urinalyses can be performed here in the hospital. Best Friend Vet is equipped with state-of-the-art inhouse laboratory testing, and a specially trained veterinary team to run and analyze test samples. In addition to our inhouse laboratory services, more comprehensive or less urgent laboratory tests are sent out to a specialized animal reference laboratory. Blood, urine, or fecal test results are typically back to us in 1248 hours. Cell and biopsy results from needle aspirates and surgical biopsies typically take 57 days for a final report.