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In-House Laboratory

The lab at Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital in Prince Rupert is fully equipped to evaluate different types of lab samples resulting in a quick and efficient diagnosis for your pet.

  • "Before ordering lab tests for your pet, our veterinarians will explain in detail why we recommend them and what purpose they will serve towards your pet's health."
    - Nicole Jamieson, DVM
Laboratory | Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital | Prince Rupert, BC

Diagnostic Tests

A variety of diagnostic tests can be performed in our laboratory to assess pet wellness, assist with early disease detection or diagnose existing health problems. These include:

  • Complete blood cell count (CBC) 
  • Blood chemistry panel
  • Urine analysis
  • Fecal analysis for parasite detection

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When Are Lab Tests Required?

At our hospital, laboratory diagnostic testing is performed when a patient is:

  • Presenting with symptoms of illness
  • Examined after a trauma such as a car accident or fall
  • Preparing for surgery or a dental procedure with anesthesia
  • Showing dramatic changes in weight loss, condition or behaviour
  • Is an older patient at the senior stage of life 
Laboratory | Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital | Prince Rupert, BC