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In-House Diagnostics

Efficient and accurate diagnosis of your pet’s health condition enables us to provide positive outcomes. At Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital, we're proud to offer a wide range of in-house diagnostic testing. 

Our mission is to provide your pet with high-quality specialty diagnostic services and products. When you bring your pet in for a checkup, emergency treatment, or maintenance, you want to know that they will benefit from the best chance of early detection should any disease or illness be present. That's why we are the only veterinarian in Winnipeg with full in-house diagnostics on site.

Accurate and Fast Diagnosis Means Effective Prevention

happy dog in house diagnostic“In-house” means you needn't wait for your pet’s test to return from an outside laboratory. In the most cases, our laboratory test results will return within the hour, if not sooner. This enables us to attend to the important work of keeping your pet in good health. Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital offers the following in-house pet exam diagnostics:

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
When your pet is not feeling well, an exhaustive “nose-to-tail” examination will most often return a large amount of information, such as important clues that can help us to obtain an accurate diagnosis or to detect the early stages of a developing disease or disorder.

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY (X-RAY)
We are equipped with state-of-the-art digital radiology equipment to assess your pet’s musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), urinary, and reproductive systems. Our equipment is designed to minimize the stress on your pet by reducing the amount of time needed for X-rays. It enables us to examine the images closely by allowing contrast and magnification adjustment, without any excessive exposure of your pet to the x-rays. 

Common Warning Signs

If your pet displays any of the following signs or symptoms, please schedule an appointment with us today. 

  • Bloody stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficult urination
  • Excessive flatulence
  • Vomiting or dry heaving
  • Nose or eye discharge
  • Limping
  • lethargy
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Open wounds
  • Swelling
  • Squinting, bulging, or redness of the eyes
  • Abrupt immobility or weakness
  • Restlessness
  • Hiding
  • Appearing needy
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Pale gums

Our in-house lab work staff and facilities can perform a wide range of tests to aid in the diagnosis and health care of your pet.

We can perform many tests as needed, including:
 In-House Blood Work:

  •  CBC (Complete White Blood Cell Count)
  •  Chemistries and Electrolyte Count
  •  Bile Acid profile Testing
  •  Thyroid Profile Testing
  •  Phenobarb Profile Testing
  •  Endocrine Profile Testing
  •  Parvo Testing
  •  Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodificiency Virus Testing
  •  Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Erlichiosis Testing
  •  Urinalysis
  •  Fecal Cytology, Fecal Smears, and Fecal Parasite Testing
  •  Blood Glucose Curve
  •  Ear Cytology

Thorough and regular wellness testing will help catch many infections, disorders, diseases and other health conditions early on before they become a serious threat to your pet's well-being. Be sure to ask Dr. Pushpinder Mander, our primary veterinarian, which tests your pet may need during your next wellness exam.