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Blood Tests for Dogs

Bloodwork is an essential part of a complete wellness exam. Luckily here at Briarwood, we have on-site laboratory equipment which enables us to get results, sometimes in minutes, when time is of the essence. We have the ability to test blood, tissue, urine and fecal samples as well as run viral profiles. If your dog requires more extensive testing, we would send the sample to an outside lab for analysis.

Why are blood tests for dogs important?


Blood tests give us lots of valuable information that simply cannot be detected on physical exam alone. We often find abnormalities on bloodwork, even in dogs who seem “healthy”. This is beneficial as it allows us to treat ailments before they progress to the point where we may not be as successful.

How do I understand the blood test results?


Our veterinary team always take the time to explain the results of any testing that is done so that you fully understand what it means for your pet. Ensuring you remain involved ensures a team approach to your pet’s healthcare.

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital