Minimum DataBase

See the complete picture in your symptomatic patient for a more thorough and systematic diagnosis.



Prevention will always be the best medicine


A patient's health is not complete without comprehensive testing

  • Annual checkups can overlook diseases that are subtle or subclinical. A minimum database can diagnose earlier and enable timely management of common diseases, such as diabetes, kidney disease and parasitism.
  • Every animal is unique, so it is important to know what normal is for each patient.
  • Trending results allows earlier diagnosis and intervention. Earlier detection and treatment leads to better outcomes, improved quality of life and lower treatment costs.

Physical examination alone can fail to detect illnesses.

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The Minimum DataBase put into practice

Do you have an interesting case you would like us to feature here and in the Diagnostic Newsletter?

Submit your case to [email protected]. Please include the following as a minimum:

  • Patient details, reason for presenting in practice, anamnesis and physical examination.
  • Diagnostic work-up. As a minimum requirement, the patient must have had a Minimum DataBase run. 
Case study - Caesar

Name: Caesar
Age: 1 year
Breed: Great Dane
Gender: Male
Find out how running a Minimum DataBase including a Complete Blood Count, Complete Urinalysis and Complete Chemistry Panel helped uncover Addison's disease in Caesar.

Case study - Aphrodite

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Name: Aphrodite
Age: 16 years
Breed: Domestic shorthair
Gender: Female neutered
This case shows that pre-anesthetic screening in an older patient can bring great value. Not only to determine whether it is safe to anesthesize but also as it can uncover subclinical disease. Minimum DataBase in this case gave a better overview of the patient’s health status.

Case study - Bella
One-year-old Collie Cross

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Name: Bella
Age: 1 year
Breed: Collie Cross
Gender: Female entire
This case demonstrates the importance of knowledge of travel history in identifying potential underlying causes in dogs presenting with conditions such as polyarthritis. It is important to address concurrent disease such as the protein-losing nephropathy specifically in the treatment plan.