Laboratory Diagnostics – including In-House

A lot of information can be gained by examining an animal, but sometimes we need to dig deeper. Whether to investigate the cause of an illness, or for routine screening, we offer a full range of laboratory services between our in-house analysers, and our reference laboratory.

Laboratory Diagnostics for animals at First Vets Whanganui

The advantage of our in-house laboratory services are same day results! Many diseases that don’t show outwardly can be picked up in their early stages. Then, appropriate management can be initiated to improve quality of life for your pet. Some of the parameters that can be tested include kidney and liver function tests (including pre-anaesthetic tests), and thyroid hormone measurement in cats.

We also offer SNAP tests for canine parvovirus (“Parvo”) and feline immunodeficiency virus (“FIV”). Other tests include diabetes monitoring (blood glucose levels), urinalysis, and blood pressure monitoring.

SDMA Testing for Feline Kidney Disease

An exciting development coming later this year is the SDMA test for feline kidney disease, an exciting development in preventative medicine allowing your cat’s kidney disease to be diagnosed earlier, when intervention is more successful.

Please note online bookings are available for the following day onwards, if you require a booking for today please phone the clinic on (06) 281 3157.

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170 Glasgow Street, Whanganui

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(0800 1 838 669)

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First Vets

170 Glasgow Street

Whanganui 4500

 

Freephone 0800 1 VET NOW, Tel. (06) 281 3157

Email: [email protected]

CLINIC HOURS:

Monday - Friday:

8.00am – 5.30pm

 

Saturday:

9.00am – 12.30pm

 

Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

EMERGENCIES:

If you think your pet is having a medical emergency outside of our regular office hours, we work closely with the Massey University Veterinary Clinic to offer full 24 hour 7 days a week intensive care. Find out more here.

GOLD CARD DISCOUNTS – 5% discount on retail and services (on presentation of Gold card)

  • BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

    Please note online bookings are available for the following day onwards, if you require a booking for today please phone the clinic on
    (06) 281 3157.

    Take me to the online bookings

170 Glasgow Street, Whanganui

0800 1 VET NOW

(0800 1 838 669)

24 HOUR EMERGENCY: INFO HERE

GOLD CARD DISCOUNTS – 5% discount on retail and services
(on presentation of Gold card)