Our Services

In-Clinic Diagnostics

Southshore Animal Hospital provides in-house diagnostic testing with same day results to pet owners in Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, and New Orleans, Louisiana. In order to get a complete picture of your pet’s overall health, it is necessary to go beyond a physical, outward examination. Using our diagnostic capabilities, our trusted veterinarians can check your pet inside and out, from nose to tail, and uncover any underlying conditions or abnormalities that may not be noticeable from the outside.

Our scope of diagnostic checks includes complete blood counts (CBCs) and full chemistry panels, measuring liver and kidney function, and performing thyroid and adrenal gland testing. We also conduct tests for Cushing’s disease, run phenobarbital tests, check electrolytes, test for heartworms, and perform fecal analysis and urinalysis.

Results from diagnostic testing can detect infection and anemia, determine electrolyte status and hydration levels, evaluate kidney, liver, and pancreas function, screen for thyroid disease, check blood sugar levels, and more. Our quick turn around time enables our knowledgeable veterinarians to give you a diagnosis and start treatment on the same day. That’s all the better for quickly getting your pet back to normal.

If you feel that something is not right with your pet, don’t hesitate to call and make an appointment with Southshore Animal Hospital.