We have invested in extremely well equipped onsite veterinary laboratories at all three of our surgeries. This investment has two key benefits for our clients and their pets.
The capabilities of our in-house labs cover most of the common tests our vets require for routine diagnosis. This includes blood and urine analysis plus microscopy, for us to quickly examine urine, blood cells, bacteria, fungus, and parasites. However, not all tests can be performed on site.
For the small number of tests that require more complex facilities, we partner with external veterinary laboratories that provide courier services to collect samples and deliver results within 24 hours.
Many of the tests carried out by our in-house or external labs are not covered by our Pet Wellness Plan. This is one of the reasons we recommend our clients consider Pet Insurance. Having both Insurance and the Pet Wellness Plan in place will help you cover the cost of most unexpected treatments as well as routine preventative veterinary care.*
If you are not already a client at Portland, then you may like to know that our services are available to pet owners across West Sussex. We attract clients from places like Ashurst Wood, West Hoathly & Crawley Down who are looking for a vet that can offer all the care a pet will need under one roof.
*Always read your plan & policy terms & conditions.