Our Services

Clinical Pathology Services

We understand the crucial role that accurate and timely diagnostic testing plays in the overall health and treatment of your pets. Our Clinical Pathology Services are at the forefront of veterinary diagnostics, offering a comprehensive suite of tests to detect, diagnose, and monitor various health conditions. From routine blood work to more specialised testing, our in-house laboratory is equipped to provide fast and reliable results.

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Our Clinical Pathology Services Include


This involves the study of blood, blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Heamatology tests can diagnose anemia, infections, clotting problems, blood cancers, and immune system disorders.


Biochemistry tests evaluate the functioning of organs and systems through the chemical analysis of blood. These tests can detect liver disease, kidney failure, diabetes, and more.


A crucial diagnostic tool for assessing urinary tract health, urinalysis can reveal kidney diseases, diabetes, urinary tract infections, and dehydration.


Examining cells from body fluids or masses, cytology helps in the early detection of cancer, infections, and inflammatory conditions.


We conduct tests to identify the presence of parasites in fecal samples, ensuring the effective treatment and control of internal and external parasites.


Identifying and characterising bacteria, fungi, and viruses, as well as microbiology tests, are essential for diagnosing infectious diseases and determining appropriate antibiotics.

Frequently asked questions

Are clinical pathology tests safe for my pet?

Yes, clinical pathology tests are generally very safe, involving minimal risks. Blood tests and urinalysis are non-invasive, while cytology may require a fine needle aspiration which is performed with care to ensure your pet’s comfort.

Can clinical pathology detect all diseases?

While clinical pathology is a powerful diagnostic tool, it may need to be combined with other diagnostic methods, like imaging, for a comprehensive assessment. Our veterinarians will recommend the best approach for diagnosing your pet’s condition.

How long does it take to get results?

Many tests offer same-day results thanks to our in-house laboratory. For more specialised tests, it may take a few days to receive results. We’ll inform you of the expected timeline when you schedule the test.

How should I prepare my pet for clinical pathology tests?

Preparation varies depending on the test. For some blood tests, fasting may be required. We will provide specific instructions based on the tests your pet needs.

What happens if my pet’s test results are abnormal?

If any test results are abnormal, our veterinarians will discuss the findings with you, including what they may indicate about your pet’s health, and recommend further diagnostic tests or treatment options as necessary.


Additional information

Why Choose Hope Island Vet Surgery for Clinical Pathology?

Rapid Results: Our in-house laboratory enables us to provide quick turnarounds on tests, meaning faster diagnoses and treatment plans for your pets.
Advanced Technology: We use the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques to ensure accurate and reliable results.
Experienced Team: Our veterinarians and technicians are skilled in clinical pathology, offering expert analysis and interpretation of test results.
Comprehensive Care: We integrate clinical pathology results with other diagnostic information to offer a holistic view of your pet’s health.

Schedule a Diagnostic Test

We are here to help if your pet requires diagnostic testing. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Our team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Phone: (07) 5530 1105
Email: [email protected]
Location: 67 Crescent Ave, Hope Island, QLD 4212

Trust Hope Island Vet Surgery for comprehensive clinical pathology services designed to ensure the health and well-being of your beloved pet.