Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with diagnosis and monitoring of diseases of the blood and blood forming organs. Animals suffer the same blood complications as humans, in particular the deficiencies of proteins in the plasma that are responsible for normal blood coagulation. Happy Tails has its own veterinary pathologists to provide the best investigative blood work for your pet.
Common hematologic diseases include:
- Thrombocytopenia, the deficiency of platelets or blood clotting cells.
- Hemolytic anemia, the excessive destruction of red blood cells.
- Immune mediated neutropenia, the excessive destruction of white blood cells.
- Myelodysplasia /Myeloproliferative disorders i.e. abnormal bone marrow function.
At Happy Tails along with hemodialysis, we also practise transfusion medicine. This facilitates blood grouping, blood cross matching and blood transfusion.