Advanced In-House Veterinary Lab Testing for Faster Diagnosis


Getting accurate results of tests in a timely manner is very important for your pet's health. Diagnostic tests give us a great deal of information about the cause of your pet's illness. Tests can also help us prepare for surgery or determine how extensive an injury is.

The in-house laboratory at Rea Road Animal Hospital lets us quickly test blood, urine and fecal samples. Our veterinarians can perform many tests and obtain the results quickly. Many times, we can begin appropriate treatment without waiting. Other tests are sent to an offsite laboratory and results can take a little longer.

Veterinary Testing has Pet Health Benefits

Pre-operative blood work is recommended for all pets before any surgical or dental procedure. These tests range from a minimal blood chemistry panel to a more extensive analysis, including thyroid levels, clotting factors, and bile acid testing. All tests are tailored to your individual dog or cat's breed, age, and clinical condition.

During a wellness examination, we use the some of these tests to establish baselines for your pet so that we know what is normal from year to year.

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Heartworm
  • Fecal ova and parasite test
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood chemistry panel
  • Thyroid function
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

Any time we recommend diagnostic tests, we will discuss the reasons for the tests and answer any questions you may have. If you ever need more information, please feel free to call.

"We are so pleased and blessed to have Dr. Dozier and your clinic. Time and time again, you all and Dr. Dozier especially have been unfailingly kind, considerate and caring beyond most of any care we have experienced at vets. Having bred goldens for over 50 years we have experienced many vet clinics. Dr. Dozier tops them all. He is unhurried, makes one feel like you are his only client in all the world, takes his time, is thorough and careful and you feel you have his 100% undivided attention. No vet in the hundreds we have worked with has been so available, so kind, willing to take his time, as Dr. Dozier. HE IS THE BEST! Certainly the wonderful staff is a reflection, plus we comment all the time that Dr. Dozier seems to have very little turn over. You all must be happy and respected. Bless you all!" - Ann Chase
"We love Dr. Michael!! She has been so wonderful going down the path with us on our elderly yellow Lab, Bailey Baroo. She has worked with us to find the right blend of food, medicine and exercise to give us more years with him and we appreciate that when she hears hoof beats she thinks horses, not zebras! Everyone at RRAH is wonderful, but Dr. Michael is extra special!" -Lesli An Orio
"Rea Road has been our family vet since the day they opened. I would not trust my pets to anyone else." - Michelle Kingston
"Best vets ever in Charlotte! They have taken such amazing care of my kids and of me, their fretting mom. I wouldn't trust anyone else." - Pamela Shaw
"Rea Road has the most caring staff. Dr. Dozier is truly wonderful! We have taken our babies there for years and they truly love them as much as we do." - Mattie Collins-Walker
"Very simply, we love Rea Road Animal Hospital. Knowledgeable, kind and compassionate!" - Heather Theriault
"Rea Road Animal Hospital has been our vet since we moved to Charlotte 9 years ago. Our dog, Bandit, will be 18 years old in September and we attribute his longevity to the doctors and especially the staff at this establishment. We have recommended the facility to our friends and neighbors and they have used the hospital for vet services, boarding, grooming and a place to love their pets." - Stephen & Heidi Kramer