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Your other family doctor, listening to the needs of animals, large & small, across the Alpine region
7047 Great Alpine Rd, Porepunkah

In-House Pathology

We know your pet — inside and out

The in-house pathology lab at Alpine Animal Doctors is one of the best equipped facilities in regional Australia. Our extensive, modern equipment allows us to undertake an unparalleled array of tests.

Almost 98% of all of our testing procedures are conducted directly on our own premises, a service unique in regional Victoria.

Accurate testing for a wide range of markers is absolutely vital to the veterinary clinician to aid in establishing the baseline health of our patients and to diagnose specific conditions.

Being able to carry out these critical procedures in our own hospital means that when we test your pet, whether for a simple blood test or more complex histology, the samples never leave our premises. The test processes are also completely under our control from start to finish, removing any possibility of degradation of samples during transport, contamination at external labs, or your pet’s samples being mixed up with those of another animal.

We can conduct and process more than 75 different tests, directly in the lab.

Having our own lab also considerably reduces the costs of testing, making it easier for our clients to justify any additional tests that may be helpful.

The biggest advantage, however, is speed. In most cases we can have your pet’s test results back in just minutes, with even our most complex tests taking no more than an hour, compared with a day or more from an external laboratory. In some cases, our fast  results can be the difference between saving an animal or not.

And getting those tests back quickly certainly reduces the wait for clients anxiously awaiting test results in critical cases.

We are very proud of our pathology facilities; one more element in building a centre of excellence for animal healthcare in the Alpine region.

Some of the conditions we can test for include…

  • Allergy screening
  • Anaemia
  • Bone calcium
  • Cardiovascular testing
  • Congenital conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Metabolic testing
  • Progesterone
  • Canine Free T4
  • Canine TLI
  • Canine Total T4
  • Canine TSH

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Alpine Animal Doctors
7047 Great Alpine Road
Porepunkah, VIC 3740
PO Box 393, Bright, VIC 3741
Phone: +61 03 5756 2444
Fax: +61 03 5756 2044