In-House Laboratory

Instead of sending your pet’s samples to a separate laboratory facility for processing, we are able to test samples at our own facility to expedite the diagnostic process. Our in-house laboratory provides accurate and timely results that you can trust because we are able to monitor every step of the process, from collection to testing, to interpreting results.

The tests which we administer give us information that cannot be gained from a physical examination alone and can prove any diagnostic hypothesis that we theorize.

Some of the tests we regularly run in our laboratory include the following:

Complete blood count counts the ratio of different types of blood cells in the bloodstream, such as red and white blood cells. It can help us to diagnose anemia, infection, inflammation, and the health of your pet’s blood clotting functions.

A blood chemistry panel is a series of different test formulated to provide information about a particular organ system, such as the kidneys or liver.

Electrolytes testing provides information about vital salts in the body such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, and so on. It can diagnose dehydration, and provide insight into general bodily function.

Thyroid tests measure the production of the thyroid gland, which controls energy and metabolism. Thyroid disorders will be detected by this test. Disorders of the thyroid are common, particularly among senior pets.

Urinalysis is a test performed on a urine sample. For senior pets, this test is considered routine. It can diagnose kidney problems, urinary tract infections, and more.

Fecal tests are performed on a stool sample. They are primarily used to check for intestinal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. This is a routine test that we recommend once yearly because of the prevalence of intestinal parasites among animals.

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COVID-19 Information

We are aware of Texas Governor Abbot's announcement to rescind the mask mandate effective 10 March 2021. For the safety of our clients and team, our hospital will continue to follow CDC Guidelines: masks required and practice social distancing.

As a reminder, here's what you can expect when visiting us for an appointment:

  • • When you arrive in the parking lot, please call 214-726-0838, followed by option 2. This will allow you to check-in for your appointment.
  • • As soon as we have a fully disinfected exam room available, one of our team members will come to get you and your pet.
  • • Please note we are only allowing one client in each exam room. If you have children with you, we kindly request you remain in your car, and we will perform your appointment via car-side service.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and support. Together we can minimize exposure and keep everyone we love safe.

Thank you,
The Team at Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital