Ponchatoula Animal Hospital offers their patients and pet parents convenient, on-site diagnostic testing. This service allows us to conduct complete blood counts as well as full chemistry panels, Bloodwork and other tests are necessary because they provide crucial information about your pet’s overall health. Physical examinations alone do not provide a complete picture of an animal’s health condition. For this reason, as well as the fact that animals are very good at hiding signs of illness, our veterinarians recommend checkups and bloodwork once a year. This regular collection of data gives us a history of your pet’s health status and helps us recognize any changes that could indicate the early onset of disease. Catching a disease in its early stages gives your pet the best chance of recovery.