Veterinary Pathology

No matter how serious the medical procedure, we understand that it can be really anxiety inducing for both you and your pet. This is why we’ve made the pathology process as simple and painless as possible for everyone involved.

At Melbourne Pet Surgery, we offer a full scope of bloodwork procedures, all of which are performed using our wide range of innovative lab equipment. We can undertake most biochemistry analyses and full blood count tests onsite, which means that you’ll have the results in as little as 10 to 20 minutes.

The wide variety of tests we can perform includes:

  • Hypercortisolaemia and hypocortisolaemia (more commonly known as Addison’s Disease and Cushing’s Disease);
  • Pancreatic lipase tests (to assess for feline or canine pancreatitis, or an inflammation of the pancreas);
  • Parvovirus and FIV/FeLV testing; and
  • Thyroid testing (to assess for hyperthyroidism in cats and hypothyroidism in dogs).
  • Progesterone testing (for planning the timing of a caesarean).

There are a number of ways that both you and your pet can prepare for these sorts of tests. Firstly, we recommend learning a little about the procedure (what it tests for and why we want to run it). Remember that MPS is always happy to answer any questions you may have before, during and after the procedure has been completed, plus we can point you in the direction of some helpful resources. Secondly, ensure that your pet arrives with an empty stomach (we know it can be hard, especially when they look at you with those big puppy dog eyes) but an empty stomach is essential for the accuracy of the test.

In addition to blood tests, we routinely perform in-house urine test with our automated urinalysis sediment analyser. Combining a urinalysis with a blood test is a highly diagnostic method of uncovering disease in your pet. We can easily tests your pet’s urine from a fresh free-catch urine sample collected in a sterile container. Results are available within 5 minutes helping us tailor your pets treatment plan.

If you would like more information about our pathology services, how you can prepare for the procedure and how to book an appointment for your pet, be sure to contact our helpful team.


Dr. Scot Plummer

Meet Dr. Scot Plummer


Dr Plummer has always had a deep love for animals and graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours. in his Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After the success of his Brisbane clinic, Dr Plummer has launched Melbourne Pet Surgery with the goal of lowering the cost of high-quality pet care for all Melburnians.

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