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April 16th 2010 - ("Pet-Labs") and Chief Veterinary Officer featured in The Huffington

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - ("Pet-Labs") is proud to announce that Pet-Labs and Dr. Matthew J. Toia, D.V.M. Chief Veterinary Officer was a featured in The Huffington article; Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors. Pet-Labs offers health, wellness and specialized pet laboratory testing as described at Pet-Labs enables pet owners to purchase affordable testing services directly at 40% to 60% reduced cost and savings for their pets. Pet owners will have the added convenience of receiving at home services provided by a veterinarians or certified veterinary technicians.

The following are excerpts from the full article which can be viewed on The Huffington website or at:

The article was written by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny who is respected as one of the country’s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians.

“Most veterinarians agree house pets should be assessed yearly and vaccines - if given at all - should be tailored to an animal's age, health, and lifestyle. For example, Dr. Matthew J. Toia, Chief Veterinarian Officer for ("Pet-Labs"), a national direct to consumer animal health wellness testing laboratory staffed by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians, concurs. "An indoor cat with limited exposure to some diseases may never need some of the common vaccinations. For instance, Lyme's disease, a regional illness for outside pets in endemic areas, is not necessary for unexposed animals in low risk regions of the country. Cats can forgo this vaccine without an issue."

“While veterinary medical associations are advocates of vaccination, they insist that immunization is only one component of an individualized, health-care plan for pets. One organization that wants to assist owners in their quest for healthy pets is, the first and only national company to offer consumer-direct laboratory testing. Pet owners can actively participate in the health and wellness for their pets. Tests can be ordered directly through the internet by owners at substantial savings. offers hundreds of screening tests, from preventive profiles for cancer, to tests for infectious diseases, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and vaccination titers.”

“Most importantly, owners will have the added convenience of having their pets' blood tests done in the privacy of their own homes, avoiding the added stress of taking a pet to the vet. is expanding their nationwide network of veterinarians and veterinary technicians who will come directly to your home to draw the necessary samples. Pet owners without access to a holistic veterinarian can order important health tests directly from Pet-Labs.

About (“Pet-Labs”) (“Pet-Labs”) is the first national consumer direct pet laboratory company. Pet-Labs enables pet owners to have blood tests done for their pets conveniently at their own home. Pet-Labs is a national direct to consumer animal health, wellness, and specialized testing laboratory staffed by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Our outstanding, caring staff guides our clients through the process of selecting the appropriate tests, purchasing, and understanding your pet's results.

Pet-Labs offers hundreds of screening tests for wellness and preventive profiles from diabetes, nutritional, and much more. All of Pet-Labs laboratories are certified at both the federal and state level, and perform to the same or better standards as tests that are offered through your own veterinarian's office or animal hospital.

Pet-Labs nationwide network of animal service agents are actually veterinarians and veterinary technicians, experts in drawing blood from animals, who will come to your home to draw the necessary samples, saving you a trip and your pet from the undue stress of travel.

For More Information & Interested Parties: can be reached at 866-9-PET-LAB or visit the company's website at or email

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