IN-HOUSE LABORATORY

It is extremely important in the veterinary hospital to have an accurate, fast and affordable laboratory system, one that provides results in minutes.   We at Bayside Veterinary Hospital use this every day with great results.

In the event of surgery being needed same day, an unfortunate accident or illness, our patients do not wait for lab results.

Our trained technicians have years of experience in the use of laboratory equipment. Quality control is important and, as a team, we all are qualified to provide the best laboratory service in San Diego.

There are two main components to routine blood work: the Complete Blood Count (or CBC) and the chemistry. The CBC provides detailed information about the various blood cells and platelets. Low counts of certain blood cells can indicate hidden conditions such as anemia, bleeding or even bone marrow or immune system disorders. High counts of certain blood cells can indicate conditions such as dehydration, inflammation or infection.

In addition to analyzing the blood cells, our veterinarians look at the function of your pet’s organs by looking at the blood chemistry. The chemistry consists of a panel of various proteins, enzymes and other chemicals in the bloodstream these levels can indicate healthy or unhealthy conditions of the organs. Liver function is analyzed to detect liver disease, Cushing’s disease, trauma or the presence of a liver shunt, a condition that causes blood circulation to bypass the liver. Eliminating the possibility of a shunt is very important for any puppy undergoing anesthesia.  Kidney function is similarly analyzed to detect kidney disease. Ideally, kidney blood work goes along with a urinalysis to specify what type of kidney disease may or may not exist. Your pet’s chemistry also investigates blood glucose or sugar. Electrolyte levels are measured to check for dehydration, metabolic disorders, and conditions such as Cushing’s or Addison’s disease. The function of the pancreas and the thyroid function can also be tested.

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Testimonials

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Here we have a great testimonial from a customer who was referred to us from a friend!
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2016-02-26T22:34:48+00:00
Here we have a great testimonial from a customer who was referred to us from a friend! BaySideTestimonial

francisb, San Diego

Excellent, friendly and caring as always.

francisb, San Diego

5.0
2014-07-24T10:12:04+00:00

francisb, San Diego

Excellent, friendly and caring as always.

katyp, San Diego

Going to the vet can be such a traumatic thing, but it never is with you guys. I love the doctor and it really seems like she has my cat's best interests at heart. Wonderful doc, staff and always an easy experience. Thank you guys!

katyp, San Diego

5.0
2014-07-24T10:11:44+00:00

katyp, San Diego

Going to the vet can be such a traumatic thing, but it never is with you guys. I love the doctor and it really seems like she has my cat’s best interests at heart. Wonderful doc, staff and always an easy experience. Thank you guys!

christopherm, San Diego

Best staff ever, me and Mr. Woody love going every time!

christopherm, San Diego

5.0
2014-07-24T10:11:34+00:00

christopherm, San Diego

Best staff ever, me and Mr. Woody love going every time!

anonymous

Extremely caring and helpful providers that give each and every pet their undivided attention. Every time I have any form of concern for my animals they are there to help. From the technicians to the DVM's they are all extremely knowledgeable and caring. They will try to save you as much time and money as possible, while still providing the maximum amount of care. Highly recommend Dr. Rozsa and her staff for all types of pet care.

anonymous

5.0
2014-07-24T10:11:12+00:00

anonymous

Extremely caring and helpful providers that give each and every pet their undivided attention. Every time I have any form of concern for my animals they are there to help. From the technicians to the DVM’s they are all extremely knowledgeable and caring. They will try to save you as much time and money as possible, while still providing the maximum amount of care. Highly recommend Dr. Rozsa and her staff for all types of pet care.

neishal, Imperial Beach

Dr Rozsa and her staff are wonderful. This is first place I recommend to anyone looking for a vet or place to board their pet. You can tell that they have your pets best interest at heart and go the extra mile for them.

neishal, Imperial Beach

5.0
2014-07-24T10:10:01+00:00

neishal, Imperial Beach

Dr Rozsa and her staff are wonderful. This is first place I recommend to anyone looking for a vet or place to board their pet. You can tell that they have your pets best interest at heart and go the extra mile for them.
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