Anchorage Veterinary Hospital staff using the laboratory equipment

We have an onsite laboratory which houses our biochemistry and electrolyte analyser and our haematology analyser. This service offers you a range of panels to test your pet’s internal parameters using a small amount of blood. Having internal laboratory machines means that some of our tests are able to be processed and results given on the same day of collecting the sample.

Before your pet is anaesthetised for any surgery we offer the service to process a “pre-surgical” panel, to check parameters on organs which can be specifically affected with an anaesthetic. We recommend this is done for any pets over the age of seven years.

We also have commercial snap-test kits which help detect contagious diseases such as Parvovirus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV).

External laboratory – FINN

For animals which require more complex tests, we have our own external laboratory that can process a huge variety of different tests. They also process samples from hair plucks, swabs and tissue to obtain as much information as possible for your pet’s condition to help find a method of treatment. Having our own external laboratory enables to receive next day results for routine tests.