Diagnostic work-ups are especially necessary because our pets are not able to communicate if something does not feel well. Blood work aids Dr. Horton in diagnosing sickness and disease states that could not be determined by physical examination. For this reason, Charleston Mobile Animal Care has invested in one of the most advanced blood work laboratory available in veterinary medicine to serve our clients in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Sullivan's Island.
The blood work laboratory on our mobile unit is valuable in providing our veterinarian information regarding organ function, complete blood counts (CBCs), hydration levels, urinalysis data, and thyroid function testing. Our CBC analyzer indicates the ability of blood to clot, the existence of anemia, the presence of infection, hydration levels, and the presence of certain types of leukemia. The blood chemistry system at Charleston Mobile Animal Care can quickly and accurately provide information on the health of organs including the liver and kidneys. Hydration status can also be determined using this unit, which can determine whether a pet requires fluid administration. Thyroid levels are also measured with our blood chemistry unit, which can determine whether a pet has a condition such as hyper or hypothyroidism. Finally, our urinalysis analyzer can indicate kidney and urinary tract infections, liver disease, and kidney stones. The results of these critical data values can be completed within a matter of minutes, meaning treatment can begin right away on a pet if needed.
At Charleston Mobile Animal Care, we know you have a choice in who treats your beloved pet, so we offer our compassion, experience, and latest in technology for their care.