Laboratory

The Laboratory is one of the most vital areas in our surgery.  We are able to perform tests ranging from simple pre-operative blood screens to a full blood screen for the critically ill animal brought to us in the middle of the night. In both cases, and everything in between, we have the facility to provide fast, accurate results which enhance the care of your pet while they are here with us.

We also have facilities for processing urine samples, which requires several stages. Not only do we check the chemical composition of the urine to check for kidney or liver problems, we  are also able to check the concentration and examine the cellular content under the microscope to check for urine crystals or blood. Looking at the urine under the microscope requires skill and our nurses are well trained and very well practiced. 
 
Our microscope is not only used for checking urine samples, but we also examine ear smears taken in the consult rooms, we are able to diagnose many species of mite which may be causing your pet skin problems and we are able to examine your pet’s faeces to check for worm eggs or other more complicated problems.

Our nurses are highly trained in all the techniques used in our lab, but there are times when our blood and urine testing facilities are not sufficient to give us all the information our vets require. In this case, we package your pet’s samples and post them off to external laboratories to run additional tests for us. We have to wait a little longer for your results when we have to use the external labs, as we are at the mercy of the postman!

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OPENING HOURS

Monday................................8.30am - 7pm

Tuesday...............................8.30am - 7pm

Wednesday......................8.30am - 7pm

Thursday............................8.30am - 7pm

Friday....................................8.30am - 7pm

Saturday..............................8.30am - 4pm

Sunday................................10.00am - 1pm

APPOINTMENTS

Consultations available by appointment during the adjacent opening times.  

Please call us or book online.

EMERGENCY CARE

Outside of the usual surgery hours please call 01489 607001 for our emergency service.

CONTACT US

178 Locks Road

Locks Heath

Southampton

SO31 6LE

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