We offer a range of veterinary pathology services to pet owners. Our team of experienced veterinarians and technicians are dedicated to providing exceptional care for your furry friends. We understand that pets are an important member of the family, and we strive to offer the best possible care for them.

Our team offers an array of blood work guidance procedures that are conducted with a variety of the finest laboratory gear. We are able to carry out complete blood cell count and biochemical analyses onsite, most often completing the process in 10 to 20 minutes.

At SEAH, we offer comprehensive diagnostic testing using state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat illnesses in animals. Our team is skilled in performing necropsies, biopsies, and cytology examinations to identify any underlying health issues. We also provide specialised services such as histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular diagnostics when necessary.

In addition to our diagnostic services, our veterinarians work closely with clients to develop treatment plans tailored specifically to each individual animal’s needs.

We’re equipped to perform a wide range of tests, including:

  • Hypo- and hypercortisolemia, otherwise known as Addison’s disease and Cushing’s disease

  • Thyroid tests in order to check for hypothyroidism in dogs and hyperthyroidism in cats

  • Pancreatic lipase tests to check for canine or feline pancreatitis, meaning inflammation of the pancreas

  • Parvovirus and FIV/FeLV testing

What is Pathology?

Pathology plays a vital role in identifying diseases such as cancer, infections, allergies, and genetic disorders. It helps veterinarians understand how these diseases develop and progress in animals. This understanding allows them to develop effective treatments for these diseases that improve the health and well-being of pets. At SEAH Veterinary Hospital, our team of highly trained pathologists has years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of animal illnesses. We use state-of-the-art equipment to examine tissue samples quickly and accurately so that we can provide timely diagnosis.

Preparation for the tests

Preparing your pets for veterinary pathology tests is a crucial step in ensuring they receive the best possible care. By following these simple steps, you can help your furry friend feel at ease during the testing process:

  • Make sure your pet has an empty stomach before any blood tests. This will prevent them from vomiting or feeling nauseous during the test.
  • Ensure that they are well hydrated by providing them with plenty of water before and after the test.

  • Keep your pet calm and relaxed by giving them extra attention before their appointment. This will help to reduce their stress levels and make them more comfortable during the testing process. Fourthly, bring along any medical records or medications that your pet may be taking to provide important context for their test results.

  • Ensure that you bring all relevant medical records and information with you to the appointment so that the veterinarian has a full understanding of your pet’s health history.

Types of Tests and Procedures

  • Biopsy: A biopsy involves taking a small sample of tissue from an animal’s body for examination under a microscope. This can help veterinarians to identify any abnormalities or potential cancerous growths. Another common test is blood work, which can provide insight into an animal’s overall health status by measuring things like red and white blood cell counts, liver enzymes, and kidney function.
  • Blood test: This test involves taking a sample of blood from an animal and analysing it for abnormalities such as anaemia, infection or inflammation.
  • Urine analysis: the urine analysis which checks for urinary tract infections or kidney problems.
  • Imaging techniques: X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans are also commonly used to detect tumours, fractures or blockages inside an animal’s body.