860-355-3756 thevalleyvetct@gmail.com

In-House Laboratory

APPOINTMENT

We have a complete state of the art in-house laboratory at our disposal to diagnose any medical problem that your pet may develop.

This includes a computer-based blood chemistry analyzer, a computerized impedance cell counter, 2 microscopes, centrifuges and other processing equipment for blood, urine, and fecal sample analysis.

Our lab is staffed with veterinary technicians who work closely with our Drs to ensure quality results.

This means that you can truly rely on the results we give you and because most tests are performed in-house, turn around time is usually within 30 minutes or less in emergency situations.

Our on-site laboratory allows us to perform the following diagnostic testing:

  • Complete blood counts
  • Thyroid hormone assay
  • Blood chemistry profiles
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine protein/creatinine ratio (UPC)
  • Heartworm testing
  • Lyme and other tick-borne disease testing
  • Fungal cultures
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Blood smear and other cytology analysis
  • Cushing’s/Addison’s disease testing (ACTH stimulation testing)
  • Pancreatitis testing (FPL/CPL)
  • Bile acid measurement

For skilled diagnosis and treatment of any veterinary disease, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting all of your pet’s needs.

Why do our pets need surveillance screening?

Firstly, our pets can’t speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off-color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of the disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.

Use the age chart below to find your pet’s age in “people” years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life.

We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives.

These are approximations and may vary by gender, species, and breed.

Blue/Lilac: Every 12 months – Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)
Every 6 months – Urine Specific Gravity ( a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine – there is no charge for this test)

Green: Every 12 months – Annual Health Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen)
Every 6 months – Urine Specific Gravity

Yellow: Every 12 months – Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes, and red and white cell counts and urine specific gravity)
Every 6 months – Urine Specific Gravity +/- Urine Dipstick

Red: Every 6 months – Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes, and red and white cell counts)

We treat you and your pets like family.

Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Location

437 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
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Contact

Phone: 860-355-3756
Fax: 877-232-5409
Email: thevalleyvetct@gmail.com
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