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Catch diseases & conditions early

Preventative Testing

Preventative testing gives you a clear look at your pet’s health before problems arise. Catching problems early cuts down on emerging vet visits and discomfort for your pet. Preventative testing will be suggested during the pet’s first visit and during annual exams. Typical preventative testing includes heartworm and fecal tests for both dogs and cats. Preventative testing for cats usually also includes a FeLV and FIV test.

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Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing is recommended when your pet is ill or presenting concerning symptoms. This is how our veterinarian is able to give the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet’s unique situation. Diagnostic testing may include a CBC, blood chemistry panel, or urinalysis.

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Lab services for aging animals

Senior Pet Lab Tests

As your pet ages, it’s important that we more closely monitor their health. This means more frequent blood tests to check for underlying conditions that might not manifest in obvious symptoms until it has progressed to a dangerous degree. Our veterinarian can speak to you about the specific testing best for your senior pet.

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Lab Tests We Offer

Complete Blood Count Complete Blood Count

Also called a CBC, a completed blood count takes a look at red and white blood cells, as well as, platelets. This test can detect bleeding disorders, infections, anemia, hydration levels, and signs of cancer. This test is completed by collecting a blood sample and submitting it to a machine called an automated blood analyzer. A blood smear will also be completed and examined under a microscope.


The FeLV and FIV snap test screens for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia (FeLV). This is a quick blood test that runs for roughly 10 minutes. It will detect antibodies in the case of FIV and antigens in the case of FIV.

Heartworm TestingHeartworm Testing

Heartworm testing is done by collecting a blood sample and running a heartworm antigen test. This test can identify adult worms and, if positive, will be followed up with a concentration test or filter test to detect microfilariae.

Blood Chemistry PanelBlood Chemistry Panel

A blood chemistry panel looks at the health of your pet's internal organs. This test gives the vet a closer look at organ function, hormone levels, and electrolyte status. We may recommend this test for pets prior to a surgery, before prescribing long-term medication, and when displaying signs of illness like vomiting or diarrhea.


A urinalysis looks at the physical and chemical properties in the urine. Urine can be collected via cystocentesis, catheterization, or mid-stream free flow. Our veterinarian will then perform a urinalysis by checking the appearance, concentration, pH, and chemical composition. They will also look for any material in the urine. This test helps to assess urinary tract health, glucose regulation, and liver function.

Fecal TestingFecal Testing

A fecal test, or fecal flotation, is used to diagnose intestinal parasites. This screening is used to determine if your pet has worms such as hookworms and roundworms. You can collect a fresh stool sample from your pet or have your pet's veterinarian collect a stool sample using a fecal loop. Pets diagnosed with intestinal parasites may need to be retested to ensure they are truly worm-free after treatment.

X-Rays & RadiologyX-Rays & Radiology

X-rays are taken to give our veterinarian a clear look at what is going on inside your pet. We use a state-of-the-art digital radiology machine when taking x-rays of your pet. This allows the vet to see your pet's internal organs, bones, and tissues. X-rays help with diagnoses like broken bones, tumors, and foreign objects.

Reasons We May Suggest Lab Work

On the First Visit

When you bring your pet in for their first visit, we will recommend carrying out a number of preventative testing. This may include a fecal flotation, heartworm test, and FeLV and FIV test. This testing helps to determine your pet’s existing health. Your pet’s first vet visit will likely be after you’ve just adopted them and you want to get a full picture of their overall health.

During Wellness Exams

Regular wellness exams will include various preventative testing used to keep an eye on the full picture of your pet’s health. Regular testing can help identify problems early before they develop further.

When Your Pet Is Sick

If your pet is sick, our veterinarian will suggest diagnostic testing dependent on your pet’s symptoms. This will help our vet make an informed diagnosis and ensure your pet is getting the best treatment plan possible.

Senior Pets

Senior pets require more frequent lab tests to keep an eye on their overall health as they age. As older pets are likely to develop various health problems, frequent testing allows our veterinarian to spot changes early and treat them properly.

Preanesthesia Screening

Before anesthetizing your pet, we will likely request pre-surgery bloodwork. This allows the veterinarian to identify any concerns before putting your pet under anesthesia.

Prior to Some Prescriptions

Before prescribing your pet a long-term medication, your veterinarian may suggest a set of lab tests. This is done to get a closer look at your pet’s overall health and to identify any health concerns that may interact negatively with the prescription.

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“One Saturday evening I noticed that one of our cats was trying to urinate and couldn’t, and was making strange noises. He had just been to our old vet a couple of days earlier for a urination issue and they had not thought it was an issue. But I realized that now was a crisis. Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital squeezed us in for an appointment that very evening. The wonderful and caring Dr. Qasim diagnosed a completely blocked bladder and operated that very night. He literally saved my cat’s life. You couldn’t find a finer vet. Great hours, too, which is so comforting.”

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“I have been able to get in at a moments notice even at 10pm at night or on the weekend. They are always trying to give me not only the best options but the most affordable. My dog has ivdd & I felt like I fully understood the condition after my first visit with the vet. He brought it visuals & took the time to answer every question. I also have received a phone call just to check in with how my dog is doing. The staff is always willing to answer any questions I might have just with a quick phone call. I couldn’t have found a better vet & felt like someone else might need this review like I did.”

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Meet Our Team of Animal Lovers

Dr. Bilal Qasim, DVM, established Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital in 2011 after practicing veterinary medicine for over 17 years with the help of talented and caring veterinary technicians.

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We love and care for each patient as if they were our own pet.

Meet Our Team of Animal Lovers

Dr. Bilal Qasim, DVM, established Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital in 2011 after practicing veterinary medicine for over 17 years with the help of talented and caring veterinary technicians.