Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
ASSOCIATED VETERINARY SPECIALISTS' INTERNAL MEDICINE VETERINARIANS PROVIDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CARE for our VETERINARY Patients.
Cats and dogs suffer from many bone marrow disorders. An anemic pet may have pale gums or tire out easily. Pets with low white blood cells might develop infections or fevers. Pets with low platelets may have spontaneous bleeding. Complete blood counts are done to determine blood cell levels. After preliminary evaluation a "bone marrow" may be necessary. A bone marrow can be done with local anesthetic or general depending on the pet. An "aspirate" as well as a biopsy are taken. AVS uses a sophisticated system to take these biopsies that minimizes the amount of time the pet has to be under anesthesia.