In-House Veterinary Laboratory:
The Heart of Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center


Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center provides 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary care for dogs and cats. Our technologically advanced facility includes an in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory.

The diagnosis of the underlying cause of your pet’s health issue ensures the best possible treatment protocol can be designed for your pet. Early detection is vital to a successful treatment outcome.

Common Veterinary Laboratory Tests

Our licensed veterinary technicians are able to expertly collect and analyze a variety of diagnostic tests providing helpful information on the health of your pet.

A majority of the standard diagnostic tests can be evaluated while you wait, and our common laboratory tests include:

  • Bacteriological analysis
  • Blood chemistry panel
  • Complete blood count
  • Cytology
  • External parasite evaluation
  • Fecal examination
  • Heartworm test
  • Urinalysis

Pre-Surgical Blood Work

Blood work is required before all anesthetic surgical procedures to ensure the safety of your pet. We will test your pet’s kidney and liver function, as these organs are responsible for metabolizing the anesthesia out of your pet’s body.

Additionally we will be able to detect any underlying infection that may be cause for concern. We will report those findings to you clearly and comprehensively, and let you know our recommended course of action.

Your pet’s health is important to us. We take pride in providing the latest in veterinary lab diagnostics, and working with your pet’s primary veterinarian to promote high quality health care.


Please contact us to schedule an appointment, or to discuss any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health or our diagnostic lab services.