Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Just like in humans, bloodwork is an essential part of a diagnostic picture. When you do bloodwork on your dog, we ensure that we do all the tests needed to ensure there is a complete picture. The Doctor will test to ensure that Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are functioning properly, they will also check electrolytes to assess for imbalances, and a panel that has 17 tests will look at all organ function. That is more than 25 tests to aid the Doctor in diagnosing or to ensure your pet is healthy. At Waterview Animal Hospital, our blood work is done in house, so you can have an answer quickly.
Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?
Blood testing for dogs is very important as it allows the Doctor to paint a complete picture of your dog’s health status. They can examine visually with their hands and eyes but they are unable to look inside of a dog. The best way to ensure that your dog is healthy inside and out is to get regular blood testing done. Prior to your dog’s spay/neuter is an excellent time for your puppy to get their first blood testing done. On top of the fact that it will allow the Doctor to understand your dog’s organ function as well as blood cell and platelet count, it will also give them a baseline of how everything looks during a healthy stage of life.
How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?
It can be difficult to understand blood results this is why our very knowledgeable and friendly Doctor’s will sit down with you to go over the results and provide you with the answers to your questions.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 506.622.2355. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Waterview Animal Hospital