Bloodwork

Blood tests are an essential part of diagnosing what is ailing your pet, just as they are in human medicine. Blood tests can tell the veterinarian a myriad of things, from whether your pet is dehydrated to whether he or she has anemia to whether your cat or dog is suffering from cancer.

Common blood tests used by veterinarians

Red blood cells are used to determine a number of factors. The packed red blood cell count can detect a condition called polycythemia. A high count indicates dehydration, while a low count can be an indicator of anemia. The hemoglobin concentration test measures the oxygen-carrying capacity of your pet's blood, and the red blood cell count can tell your vet how well your pet's body is functioning. Testing the white blood cells is equally useful. A high white blood cell count is indicative of infection, whereas a low white blood cell count can mean a weakened immune system.

Bloodwork

Benefits of in-house diagnostics and bloodwork

When your pet is sick, you don't want to wait days to get the results of blood tests and start his or her treatment. Neither do you want to drive all around Jacksonville from the vet's office to the lab and back. Our in-house diagnostic lab decreases the time and energy necessary to get your pet the blood tests he or she needs. Plus, you'll get the results much more quickly than if you use an outside lab. We also believe it's easier for your pet to only deal with one technician and one visit than to have him or her visit two separate facilities.

Having a sick pet can be a scary thing. After all, they are part of the family. Care Pet Hospital and Resort wants to ease some of your anxiety and get your pet on the road to wellness quickly. That's why we've invested in an in-house diagnostic lab. Call us today at (904) 549-5883 to learn more about our in-house testing lab or to make an appointment for your pet.

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Hodges Animal Hospital - Beach Location

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Care Pet Hospital & Resort - Arlington Location

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Hodges Animal Hospital - Race Track Road Location

Monday - Saturday:

Coming Soon!

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

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    Debra L.

    I needed to take my dog to the vet while I am visiting Jacksonville for a week. I fully expected to get hosed on the bill, but they gave me a first-time discount and kept that bill down to $40. They also got me right in. I am so grateful I found this place and highly recommend Dr. G and her sidekick, Dexter. This is a wonderful place to take your pet.

    Fawn G.

    It went well, I needed kitty for the day and I felt assured my pet was well cared for. Gentle, caring pet tech was really helpful.

    Rebecca P.