Blood Tests for Dogs
Laboratory testing is a vital tool used to determine the correct diagnosis for your pet which then allows for appropriate treatment. We offer both onsite and referral services in lab testing.
Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?
In the clinic, we have cutting-edge laboratory processing equipment from Idexx, allowing us to provide real-time results that are critical for ill or injured patients and convenient for our clients. For a more complex analysis, a comprehensive list of tests is available through the Idexx referral laboratory located in Delta, BC. They offer consultation with board-certified veterinary specialists and exclusive tests that require specialized equipment that cannot be housed in-clinic. This high level of diagnostics allows the veterinarians to provide the correct treatment as quickly as possible. We recommend that all pets who are transitioning into their senior years (7-8 years old) have routine blood work to provide a baseline reading and screen for possible early stages of a disease. Early diagnosis and baseline values can be crucial in ensuring your pet lives a long and healthy life.
How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?
Our tech staff is trained to perform expert sample collection and reporting that allows the veterinarians to accurately interpret results.