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Blood Tests

Our hospital is equipped with a state of the art laboratory. This allows us to perform most bloodwork in-clinic and our veterinarians can review the results in a very short period of time. The in-house laboratory allows our veterinarians to get rapid, accurate results from your dog.

Why are blood tests for dogs important?

Blood tests are an important tool for our veterinarians because they give a snapshot of the internal workings of the dog to help with the diagnosis in an ill patient. In healthy animals, the blood tests give an important baseline for the normal values of that particular patient.

How do I understand the blood test results?

Our veterinarians and our veterinary technicians are more than happy to explain the blood test results to you and discuss normal vs. abnormal results with you. We want to make sure that you understand your dog’s tests and we will answer any questions you may have about the tests or your dog’s health!


Rescue Dogs: Overcoming Unwanted Behaviours

Since the COVID pandemic has arrived in Canada (and around the world), we have seen a spike in pet adoptions. This is an amazing thing – for the new pet owner and for the pet.  However, one of the other spikes we see on an almost daily basis at the hospital is the need for new owner to attach “a story” to their pet's behaviours – particularly in the instance of “rescue” dogs.  In rescue situations, many of the dogs arrive with unknown histories and many of the dogs demonstrate specific or generalized fear and anxiety.

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