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Laboratory Services for Pets in Arlington

Comprehensive Lab Testing

Shirlington Animal Hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art veterinary laboratory. Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform diagnostic testing in an expedited manner. That means you can get your pet’s test results back on the same day as your appointment.

Some of our many lab services include:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Fecal testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid testing
  • Cytology
  • Heartworm exams
  • Parasite checks

Call (703) 594-4122 or contact us online to learn more about our lab services or to schedule an appointment.

The Benefits of Our In-House Laboratory

Just as humans should take advantage of diagnostic lab testing, pets should, too. At Shirlington Animal Hospital, we make it easy for you to monitor your pet’s health and pinpoint any potential problems before they become serious.

Through comprehensive lab testing for your pet, we can:

  • Help prevent disease by monitoring your pet’s health
  • Catch any potential illnesses by observing changes in your pet’s health and detecting illness early on
  • Learn more about your pet’s overall health and any potential proclivities
  • Determine the effectiveness of ongoing treatments
  • Determine your pet’s candidacy for surgery, anesthesia, and other treatments

We recommend that your pet undergoes lab testing every year or two. If your pet is a senior, annual lab testing is recommended. That said, you should bring your pet to our facility if you notice anything out of the ordinary. We may recommend and administer lab testing to diagnose the problem.

Schedule an appointment if your pet is displaying signs of:

  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Changes in urination
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drastic weight loss or weight gain

Gentle & Safe Lab Testing

You can count on our Arlington veterinary lab technicians to administer all tests with great care. Your pet’s comfort, safety, and well-being are important to us. We make every effort to ensure that your pet is comfortable and relaxed before we administer any tests.

Schedule an appointment for lab testing today by calling (703) 594-4122.

Why Trust Us With Your Pet's Health?

  • Open 7 Days a Week for All Your Pet Care Needs
  • Compassionate and Comprehensive Care for Your Pet
  • Focused on Educating Our Clients About Their Pet's Health
  • Practicing the Highest Standards of Medicine
Your Trusted Veterninarian

We are committed to strengthening the human-animal bond by focusing on client education and practicing the highest standards of medicine.

Tail Wagging Reviews

  • “Provided expert service and showed a true passion for their work.”

    - Corey Whitener
  • “The vets have always been very friendly”

    - Grace Healey
  • “Each and every staff member is friendly, professional, and caring.”

    - Roberta Massiah