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Blood Tests for Dogs

At the Southampton Pet Hospital, our veterinary team is trained and equipped to perform in-clinic bloodwork. Our equipment ensures that we can have your pet’s blood work results in as little as 20 minutes. Rapid results provide our vets with more information to properly evaluate the health of your dog and provide information to make treatment decisions.

Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?


There are a number of reasons to analyze an animal’s blood. It may be an early indication of disease before it would be detected by a physical exam as in our wellness profiles. It can ensure organs and blood cells are able to endure anesthetic and surgery as in our pre-anesthetic blood work. It can be used to look for dangerous infections like heartworm, Lyme, or Erhlichia. We also can send out samples to external labs for more specialized testing such as Leptospirosis, progesterone levels, etc. Basically, blood tests are another tool we have to prevent or treat disease in your dog.

How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?


You will not be asked to interpret your test results – interpretation is just as important as sampling technique. A member of our veterinary health team will review any test performed and give context as to how the result applies to your dog.

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Last updated: April 16, 2021

To our valued clients,

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has declared a critical threshold of COVID-19 cases in Grey Bruce. Please be advised our hospital is currently operating with limited staff. There are no doctors available, but we continue to be available for food and prescription pick-up.

Due to this, we have temporarily reduced our hours of operation until further notice. We are also experiencing an influx of emails and calls and are doing our best to get back to you as soon as possible. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

We ask that you continue to be kind to all of our team members. Please know that we are working tirelessly to return to regular programming for you and your cherished pets.

- The team at Southampton Pet Hospital