vet laboratory room

On-site laboratory at our Walnut Tree Hospital

Walnut Tree Hospital is equipped with a comprehensive on-site laboratory, allowing us to process certain samples in-house and keep a close eye on your pet’s progress while monitoring their condition easily and effectively.

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Specialist equipment

Our laboratory houses a Catalyst One machine for assessing biochemistry and endocrine function, and a Procyte machine for haematology sampling, as well as microscopes to analyse blood, skin and tissue samples if necessary. In 2024 we added a SediVue urine analyser for comprehensive and advanced screening of your pets samples.

We also have access to an on-site analyser to assess blood clotting disorders within minutes.

Some samples will require processing by our external laboratories, and your vet will advise you if this is the case.

A fast and dedicated service

When external testing is required, all our surgeries subscribe to a courier service, and samples are collected directly from each site by a dedicated service. Results are sent to us electronically and are typically available within 24-48 hours, giving quick diagnosis and enabling us to start any treatment as quickly as possible.


For all non urgent queries please use PetsApp.

You can use PetsApp by selecting the button on the bottom right of the page.

If you don’t have PetsApp on your smart phone, you can download it via the QR code below:

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