Laboratory Services and Diagnostics

Providing veterinary care for animals that can’t give information about what’s bothering them requires extensive training, sharp powers of observation, and a certain instinct for knowing what's wrong. Lab services and diagnostics provide hard data, allowing our veterinarian to make the most accurate diagnoses possible. At Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake CA, we utilize a range of state-of-the-art equipment to help diagnose pet health problems. 

Lab Services and Diagnostics

Blood Testing

The blood that our vet draws from your pet can provide valuable information about what’s going on inside the animal's body. The numbers these tests produce tell our veterinarian about your pet’s heart, liver, and kidney function. Blood tests can also detect infection, anemia, and other abnormalities.

Urine & Stool Testing

Urine testing provides information on the presence of infection and the function of the kidneys. It can also provide data on the function of other organs. Stool testing is important to detecting internal parasites that can undermine a pet’s health. It can also detect issues in the gastrointestinal system.

Tissue Analysis

Pets often develop growths on the surface of the skin. While these are sometimes purely cosmetic problems, they can also indicate a more serious problem. Your vet may take a sample of the tissue in the growth to analyze under a microscope to determine if the growth is benign or malignant and to decide what type of treatment is needed.

Allergy Screening

Some animals develop severe allergies. We can provide allergy screening to determine the source of the problem so appropriate medications can be prescribed. Dietary, environmental, and lifestyle changes might need to be made to avoid allergens.

Diagnostic Technologies

We offer diagnostics testing using technologies such as EKG, x-ray, and ultrasound. These tests allow our veterinarian to look inside your pet’s body without invasive exploratory surgeries and to diagnose abnormalities of the internal organs.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Canyon Lake

Dr. Searle-Barnes, Dr. Hall, and the rest of our team at Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital have dedicated their lives to providing quality care for animals in Canyon Lake, CA, and neighboring communities. We offer many services for pets, including wellness visits, vaccination, surgery, dental care, parasite prevention, and emergency care. We also treat some exotic species. For more information on the lab services and diagnostics available at our animal hospital or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us today at (951) 244-4199.


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Office Hours

Canyon Lake Office


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm

Closing early New Years eve and Christmas eve 2:00pm