Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in order to identify existing disease. Common laboratory tests include blood chemistries, complete blood counts, blood clotting times, urinalysis, faecal tests, biopsy examination, cultures and infectious disease testing.

In Palmerston North we have 2 major veterinary pathology laboratories, Gribbles Veterinary and New Zealand Veterinary Pathology (NZVP) providing us with a full array of diagnostic tests for your animal.  Both labs have a guaranteed quick turn around time within 24 hours.  Depending on the test required, in many cases the results can be returned the same day and as these laboratories are only 5 minutes from Central Vets & Pets we can courier the samples directly to them for analysis.