Balboa Pet Hospital

3329 Balboa St

San Francisco, CA 94121


Lab Tests & Diagnostics

We have a state of the art digital x-ray to facilitate accurate images that can be reviewed by our Consulting Radiologist even when not in the hospital!

digital x-ray imaging for better diagnosis


We offer the convenience of onsite, same day lab results for many cases. We are pleased to provide our patients with the ease and benefits of our in-house laboratory.

Conducting these tests while your pet is healthy helps establish baseline values that can be used if your pet becomes ill. These values also assist veterinarians in tracking shifts in values over time, identifying questionable changes early on, before they lead to more serious medical conditions. As your pet enters the senior years, or if he or she has a chronic condition requiring medication, diagnostic and laboratory testing will help ensure the liver, kidneys, and heart are functioning properly. Equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment, our in-house laboratory can provide immediate results for tests such as:

Blood chemistry panels
CBCs (complete blood counts)
Skin analysis

Client Education Resource: For an excellent resource explaining the types of tests routinely run in our hospital laboratory, follow this link to The Merck Manual Pet Health Edition.

When diagnostic procedures are needed for your family pet, you can rest easy having same-day results available in many cases. Laboratory and diagnostic tests are an important component of your pet’s comprehensive veterinary health. We can share results of your pet's lab tests, as well as your pet's health record information, with you securely through PETLY, your pet's portal located right here on our website. Look for the link on every page.


During your pet’s routine wellness exam, his or her veterinarian will check for fleas and ticks as well as screen for heartworms and other internal parasites. Our veterinarians strongly recommend that all pets be on a year-round parasite control regime—an easy, cost-effective way to keep your pets free from these pesky pests.


Pre-anesthetic blood work ensures your pet is healthy enough for certain procedures as well as provides his or her veterinarian with useful information in customizing anesthesia and pain management protocols for your pet.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

San Francisco Office


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-3:00 pm