Taking care of pets is a must and making sure that your pet's tests are appropriately and efficiently processed is also very important. For both vet offices and private pet owners finding a fantastic lab does make a huge deal of difference. Knowing what to look for in a veterinary testing lab can help you choose the lab that is going to work best for you and your pets. Our staff at North Hills Animal Hospital has access to a state-of-the-art laboratory so we can provide the highest quality of service to Sherwood residents.
What Makes a Great Veterinary Lab?
There are a few different factors to consider when it comes to choosing your lab. The first thing is you want a lab that has been properly tested, vetted, and that is up to code. When testing things like tissue samples, blood samples and more, it is important that labs follow all the appropriate safety protocols to make sure that tests are kept separate from one another, that the samples are processed appropriately, and that all the correct safety measures are taken to ensure results are accurate and to the point.
Another thing to look for is the staff that works at the lab. Though lab techs and other supplementary employees are necessary and highly valued, it is also helpful to have a doctor on staff. At North Hills Animal Hospital doctors, Ashely Mounts and Scott Campbell are hands-on in the lab and they make sure that each sample is correctly and appropriately processed. They work to make sure that results are accurate and that they come back in a timely manner.
The last thing you want to look for is a veterinary laboratory that has the technology and the machines to get the results you want. A lab that is up to date and that does have a wide range of machines on site is going to be able to get you better results in less time than it would take to send samples off for outside testing. At North Hills Animal Hospital, there is a fully stocked lab that can test samples on-site for accurate and quick results.
Why is the Lab Important?
When your pet is sick the last thing you want to hear is that the vet where you have taken them cannot perform the necessary tests to find out what is wrong. You want a vet that is going to have the technology, the know-how and the team that is dedicated and that can get you the results you need to get your pet feeling better. Our pets are family and the right laboratory can make a world of difference when it comes to treatment and testing.
For those that live in the Sherwood, AR area, the lab at North Hills Animal Hospital and Dr. Scott Campbell and Dr. Ashley Mounts is ready and waiting to get you the lab tests and results that you are looking for.