Diagnostics Happy, Healthy Pets Since 1965

Des Moines Veterinary Diagnostic Services

A Fresh Perspective on Your Pet’s Health

When your pet isn’t feeling well, the veterinary team at Marine View Veterinary Hospital is ready to help. We use a variety of diagnostic tools to get a closer look at your pet’s overall health. From a physical exam to laboratory testing, we’re able to see beyond your pet’s fur into their systemic health in order to diagnose what’s ailing them.

Importantly, diagnostic testing is also used in the regular course of your pet’s routine wellness and preventative care. We use regular laboratory testing to keep an eye on your pet’s health throughout their life. This helps us establish a comprehensive medical record so if or when your pet experiences a health problem, we’ll be able to compare new results against our records to more easily pinpoint what might be ailing them.

Make sure your pet receives regular wellness care to keep them happy and healthy! Call (206) 202-3336 or contact us online to make your next appointment today.

Laboratory Testing at Marine View Veterinary Hospital

We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited facility and are fully equipped with an in-house laboratory to make getting your pet’s lab tests back quickly and efficiently.

We can perform the following laboratory tests:

  • Biopsies
  • Blood chemistry analysis
  • Coagulation profiles
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Electrolytes
  • Fecal analysis
  • Heartworm testing
  • Thyroid function
  • Urinalysis

Each of the above tests provides us with important information about your pet’s health that we might not be able to divine from your pet’s physical exam. We use these detailed results to help us diagnose what might be ailing your pet.

During their regular wellness exams, your veterinarian in Des Moines may also order some simple lab work to establish a baseline of your pet’s health. If your pet ever falls ill, we will be able to use the new lab work to compare against your pet’s earlier results to pinpoint changes.

If your pet ever needs surgery, our veterinary team will order a fresh set of laboratory tests to ensure they are healthy enough to undergo the procedure under anesthesia. These tests will also help us confirm that surgery is an appropriate treatment for your pet’s condition.

Detecting Disease with Laboratory Testing

With regular wellness care and laboratory tests, your veterinarian in Des Moines will be better able to spot the onset of certain diseases early on in their development, without any invasive or expensive procedures.

Laboratory testing can detect diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Feline leukemia
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Kidney disease
  • Urinary tract infections

Laboratory testing can also help us track the progression of the above diseases and many others. When we test your pets early and with regularity, we’ll be better able to protect and preserve your pet’s health for years to come.

Questions about diagnostic testing at Marine View Veterinary Hospital? Call (206) 202-3336 or contact us online for more information.

Pawsatively Raving Reviews

  • “Wonderful staff, really the best I’ve experienced in my 25+ years of having pets. Keep up the great customer service and compassionate care.”

    - Marie
  • “I wouldn’t take my fur babies anywhere else! I love the being heard and being asked fact finding questions to ensure my animals health is perfect. I love coming here and I love how amazingly nice the entire staff is!”

    - Shayna
  • “The level of service and quality of patient care is unmatched in my experience. JuJu Bee is always treated kindly and is always thoroughly examined. The front desk staff is exceptional and so understanding and accommodating.”

    - Angel
  • “Excellent clinic. Takes time giving exam advice. advice, and genuine care about both pet and owner.”

    - Katherine
  • “We loved that the doctor took so much time with our shy boy Duke and Duke actually gave him kisses, which he’s never done to new friends!! Thank you for being so patient and keeping our bill at a reasonable price!!”

    - Claudia
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Why Choose Us?

  • The Finest In Veterinary Care Since 1965
  • We Treat Our Clients & Their Pets Like Family
  • We Provide the Highest Standard of Care & Compassion
  • Outstanding Customer Service from Front to Back
We Put Pets First

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!