Laboratory

In-House Laboratory Services

Nassau Veterinary Clinic

Nassau Veterinary Clinic offers its patients the speed and convenience of a state-of-the-art, in-house laboratory. Many tests can be run quickly, giving the veterinarian valuable information during the course of an appointment. Instead of waiting around for test results, you can get the answers you need.

Our in-house laboratory is just one of the ways Nassau Veterinary Clinic fulfills our commitment to creating happier, healthier relationships between pets and people. If you want to schedule a routine appointment, have an aging pet in need of geriatric care, or have any other veterinary needs, you can count on our staff to provide competent service in a caring, friendly environment.

Call (518) 245-3223 today to schedule an appointment for your pet!

Diagnostic Testing, Blood Chemistries & More

We are able to perform emergency, pre-surgical, and routine blood chemistries, as well as CBCs with our Vet Test IDEXX machines. Our in-house lab also provides advantages to our diabetic patients. Technicians can monitor blood glucose levels throughout the day in order for their veterinarian to best regulate them.

In addition to our computerized system, NVC employs trained technical staff to perform various manual laboratory services:

  • Cytology samples are read daily to differentiate the severity of various tumor cells. All cytology slides are stained with Rapid Diff Stain.
  • Ear swabs and skin scrapings are observed for infections, yeast, bacteria, and mites.
  • Urine samples are analyzed to observe sediment for infection and/or cancerous cells.
  • Fecal floats are read regularly on all pets to check for internal parasites.
  • We also routinely run SNAP tests for Feline Leukemia/FIV, Lyme screening, and canine heartworm. SNAP tests are quick, easy, and accurate.

Some testing done at NVC requires referral laboratories. Thyroid tests are shipped to Michigan State University. Blood titers for Parvo, Distemper, and Lyme Disease are done at Cornell. IDEXX Lab runs diagnostic tests such as comprehensive chemistries, histopathy, immunology, microbiology, and therapeutic drug monitoring.

Providing Your Veterinarian with the Finest Laboratory Services

Timely and accurate lab results can make all the difference in a veterinarian’s ability to properly diagnose and treat a patient. Ultimately, NVC's laboratory goal is to provide your pet's veterinarian with the finest in diagnostic testing to best serve all patients' needs.

Call (518) 245-3223 or contact us online to learn more about our lab services and to schedule an appointment.

Real Stories from Real Owners

  • “I brought my dog to them & they took their time going over everything & treated her with such care & love.”

    - Stacey T
  • “Everyone is always helpful and kind every time we are there.”

    - Jackie B
  • “I have been going to Nassau Vet for decades. They are compassionate, knowledgable, thorough and professional.”

    - Cindy C

More Than Eight Decades of Care.

What Makes Us Different.
  • Wide Variety of Care

    Whether your pet needs to be groomed, get their vaccinations, or needs to be watched while you're away, Nassau Veterinary Clinic has you covered.

  • True Animal Lovers

    We are a group of passionate people who love animals. Our employees combined have more than 200 beloved pets.

  • Experience Worth Trusting

    For over 80 years, Nassau Veterinary Clinic has been going above and beyond for our community's animals' needs.

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