Blood Analysis


In-House Pathology


Rosebery Veterinary hospital provides comprehensive in-house pathology. Our laboratory is fitted out with the latest, highly advanced blood and urine testing equipment. When the results from an initial physical examination are inconclusive, we may need to investigate your pet’s condition further. Blood and urine testing analysis gives our vets a clearer picture of what is going on and assists them in making a diagnosis. Analysis of a blood sample from your pet can reveal information about their general health and the function of their immune system. Blood testing provides valuable insight into the function of the internal organs, blood sugar and protein levels, inflammation, blood clotting times and hormone levels. Because testing is done in-house, we are able to access results quickly, providing an accurate diagnosis and enabling early us to provide the appropriate treatment without delay. This is especially important in time critical cases where a pet is very ill or injured. Our pets can’t tell us what they are feeling but a blood test can often reveal what they can’t communicate.

Why A Blood Test May Be Required

When pets present with symptoms that indicate they may be sick or injured, we will perform an initial physical examination. Where this exam doesn’t give a clear indication of your furry friend’s condition, we may need to investigate further to be able to provide an accurate diagnosis. For patients with symptoms like loss of appetite, vomiting, lack of energy or enthusiasm for their usual activities, an increase in thirst or changes to their regular toilet habits, we may recommend blood and urine tests. Some of these signs may be indicative of several possible conditions which makes laboratory tests necessary to accurately determine what is going on. We also recommend annual blood and urine testing for our senior pets. We like to ensure our older patients can live comfortably for as long as possible without having to suffer from age related diseases. By performing a blood analysis, we may be able to detect early signs of a condition before your beloved old friend shows any outward symptoms. Early detection allows us to introduce preventative measures to slow down the progression of their disease and give them a better senior life. Our vets may also recommend a blood sample be taken for testing before the administration of anaesthetic to an animal. This is to detect any underlying conditions that may affect the safe use of the anaesthetic, the procedure to be performed or the pet’s recovery.

Advantages of Our In-House Laboratory

Our well equipped laboratory allows us to perform comprehensive testing and analysis of blood and urine samples in a short period of time. We can provide you with information about your pet’s condition sooner than we would be able to if we had to send the sample to an external lab. For pets that are very sick and in urgent need of care, we can commence emergency treatment sooner, giving them a better chance of survival and recovery. Our advanced equipment allows us to analyse blood, urine, cytology and faecal samples collected from your pet, to help with diagnosis and the monitoring of chronic health conditions. Faster results and diagnosis provide your furry friends with a quicker road to recovery and you with peace of mind. Additional tests, if required, are sent to external reference laboratories for further examination.

Veterinary Services

General Care

Dental Care

Desexing Pets

Pet Vaccinations

Blood Analysis

General Surgery

Medical Imaging

Non-Medical Services

Pet Grooming

Doggy Day Care

Dog Training

Pet Boarding

Puppy School

Frequently Asked Questions

What hours are you open?
We are open from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 8pm and on weekends and public holidays from 9:00am to 6pm. The only days we are ever closed are Christmas day and New Year’s day.
Is it necessary to book an appointment?

Yes, in general we recommend that you make an appointment. Walk-in consultations will be accommodated wherever possible , however people with appointments will take priority.

We recommend that NEW CLIENTS arrive 5-10 minutes before their scheduled appointment, to allow time to process the NEW CLIENT and NEW PATIENT REGISTRATION FORMS.

EMERGENCY cases are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible where no appointment has been made.

What is your Policy regarding appointment changes or cancellation?

We ask that you contact us if you know you cannot make an appointment or if you are running late.

Can I pick my pet on the same day they have a dental or surgery procedure?

When you drop your pet off for a procedure, our staff will check your best contact number for the day,  and give you an estimated time for discharge.  Once your pet's procedure has been completed, one of our staff will contact you to set up a discharge appointment.   

What should I do if my pet has an injury or gets sick when you are closed?

We recommend that you take your pet to: 

Sydney Veterinary Emergency Specialists

675 Botany Road, Rosebery

ph: 02 9197 5800

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