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.
“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