In-House Diagnostics & Lab Services


When your pet has a health issue, you want to know what the cause is and what can be done to get him or her back to optimal condition. That’s why Bemidji Veterinary Hospital has an in-house laboratory. It makes the difference between knowing right away what condition or illness to treat versus finding out in a few days.

We can perform the following lab and diagnostic testing in-house:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Chemistry analysis for liver and kidney function, electrolyte levels, thyroid levels, blood glucose
  • Testing for heartworm and tick diseases, parvo virus, pancreatitis, feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus
  • Digital X-ray
  • Digital Dental X-ray
  • Skin scrapes
  • Fecal exams
  • Urinalysis
  • In-house fungal cultures
  • Transtracheal washes, biopsies, and other cytologies (cell analysis)
  • Tonometry (eye pressure)
  • Electrocardiography
  • Endoscopy

With your pet's diagnosis in hand, our veterinarians can develop an optimal treatment plan, which may involve our other services and specialties such as:

  • Nutritional plans
  • Surgical procedures
  • Prescription medications
  • Supplements
  • Preventives and vaccines
  • Allergy medication
  • Cancer treatment
  • Physical Rehabilitation

For further diagnostics that we are unable to perform in house, we send out to a reliable veterinary reference laboratory.