Wellness Lab Work

We carry out several diagnostic tests at Woodland Springs to screen pets for any underlying health conditions. These tests include:

Feline Leukemia and FIV Testing

Woodland Springs recommends this important screening test for all kittens that have not been previously tested. Both feline leukemia and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) are common and deadly diseases that kittens can contract from their mothers. Following initial screening, your veterinarian will help determine if it is necessary to test for this virus in the future. Cats that live outdoors or cats that are prone to getting into fights are likely contenders for yearly testing. +

Intestinal Parasite Screening

We recommend every dog and cat that visits Woodland Springs have at least one yearly fecal sample evaluation. This test will check for many different intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, coccidia and giardia. Intestinal parasites are common findings, and many animals may be asymptomatic. Some of these parasites can spread to people, so this test is highly necessary to protect your pet and family’s health. +

Wellness Blood Work

Annual blood work evaluation is very important to help assess pets’ internal organs and can lead to early detection and treatment of various diseases. Additionally, yearly blood work helps establish a benchmark for your pet that we can evaluate over time for subtle changes. Our veterinarians have designed different recommended blood panels based on your pet’s age and weight. Each panel includes evaluation of liver, kidneys, blood sugar, blood protein levels and blood-cell count (both red and white). We also check middle-aged and senior pets’ thyroids. The senior pet panel also includes urinalysis. +

Heartworm and Tick-Borne Disease Testing

We recommend having your dog tested for heartworms every year regardless of if he or she is currently on a preventative care regimen. Our heartworm test also screens for five different tick-borne diseases that are common in this area and can be life threatening if left untreated. We require a heartworm test before prescribing heartworm prevention. +