Our in house Llanelli vets laboratory offers a wide range of services. We can carry out blood tests with results the same day, ensuring that we can investigate problems readily. This means that we can initiate treatment within a much smaller time frame. We have facilities to investigate urinary problems, including dipstick analysis, measuring the concentration of urine via urine specific gravity (by refractometry) and sediment analysis. Our microscope enables us to look for parasites such as mites, from skin scrapes that we can take the same day. Occasionally we have to stain slides in our laboratory to differentiate between different cell types.
We have a state of the art digital x-ray machine in Llanelli, which enables us to take images of the highest quality for your pet. We also undertake BVA hip scoring and elbow scoring for any potential breeders. Taking xrays can allow us to detect fractures in bones, allow us to see foreign bodies, we can see stones that form in the bladder and any abnormalities in the shape of abdominal organs.
We have an ultrasound scanning machine. This enables us to scan hearts, abdomens and lumps. We have a variety of probes, the long straight or linear probe can be used to see images that are very near the surface of the skin in which you are scanning (for example horse tendons or a lump on the skin). The convex or short very curved probe can be used to see much further, such as into and abdomen. Ultrasound scanning can give a lot more detail on soft tissues, such as gut or liver than an Xray can.
2 Bryn-y-mor Rd, Gowerton,
Swansea, SA4 3EZ
154c Sandy Road,
Llanelli, SA15 4DP