Prior to surgery and as your pet ages, Pontchartrain Animal Hospital recommends running your pet’s blood work. These blood values are similar to what human doctors look for when your own blood is drawn. Determining chemistry values and a complete blood count may uncover underlying issues that may be present. These blood results can also help our doctors find early onset of disease in your pet. Our lab can determine liver and kidney function, thyroid levels, electrolytes and red and white blood levels as well as platelets. Your pet’s blood work can be completed in our hospital while you wait in as little as 15 minutes!