VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital

Wellness Testing

When pets are ill, they cannot tell us what's wrong.  That is where Wellness Testing comes into play.

Blood tests can be used to detect, treat, and prevent potentially dangerous illnesses.  A standard blood test panel will include:

- A Complete Blood Cell Count (CBC), which provides important information about the types and numbers of blood cells in your pet's blood.  This test can show indications of infection, chronic inflammation, or other disease processes.

- A Blood Chemistry Profile, which is important for evaluating organ function, electrolytes, blood sugar, screening for endocrine disorders, and so on.  Any abnormalities will help direct your pet's veterinarian on further diagnostic testing that may be necessary.

- A Heartworm Test, which can detect evidence of heartworm disease, a dangerous and fatal disease that is easily prevented through use of oral or topical medications.

- A Urinalysis, which can show evidence of healthy urine production and kidney function, or the presence of crystals, stones, or sediments which could lead to bladder stones or urinary blockages.  It can also detect the presence of bacteria that commonly causes urinary tract infections.

To provide a complete picture of your pet's health, your veterinarian will often combine a blood panel with other types of laboratory tests to establish a baseline picture of what represents good health for your individual pet.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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