Animals are inherently skilled at hiding health problems, and they cannot describe their symptoms even if they wanted to. This leaves veterinarians with an obstacle that human doctors do not have to deal with. This is why laboratory work is so important in veterinary science. It is often the critical variable in diagnosing an illness. Our in-house laboratory services include urinalysis, fecal analysis, blood glucose tests, and ear and skin cytology. We send blood, urine, or tissue samples to an off-site laboratory for routine health/geriatric panels as well as histology and other analyses requiring more comprehensive procedures. The results are usually available within 24 hours.