Fundamental pieces of the veterinary diagnostic puzzle include blood work, urinalysis, and fecal examinations. At Kinard Animal Hospital in Greenwood, South Carolina, we have a complete set of advanced diagnostic analyzers that can produce accurate lab work results in minutes, so our experienced doctors can take immediate action if necessary.
Our state-of-the-art bloodwork analyzers provide our experienced veterinarians with the information they cannot determine with a physical exam alone. Our blood chemistry unit provides valuable information on the condition of a pet's liver, kidney, and pancreas. Blood chemistry values can also indicate many illnesses and disease conditions including liver and kidney damage, diabetes, hypo and hyperthyroidism, dehydration, and Cushing's disease to name a few. Our hematology unit provides a complete blood count (CBC) to our doctors. A CBC is an excellent measure of the overall health of a pet, by measuring the amount of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets in a sample. CBC values can indicate certain types of cancers and leukemia, anemia, internal bleeding, inflammation, infection, and parasitic disease, among many other conditions. Our comprehensive urinalysis provides an in-depth look at kidney function and can indicate renal (kidney) and liver disease, urinary tract infections, and diabetes. Finally, fecal exams can uncover intestinal parasites including hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, giardia, and coccidia. Intestinal parasites are essential to diagnose and treat not only for our pets but because they can transmit to people in the household as well.
If your pet requires a thorough, comprehensive exam, Kinard Animal Hospital has the latest and most accurate laboratory available in veterinary medicine. When you combine these tools with the experience and compassion of our veterinarians and staff, your pet will receive the best care available at our hospital.