Blood Test for Dogs

South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital has two options for blood testing. If immediate results are needed, we offer a wide range of on-site laboratory tests to provide answers, so that we can start appropriate treatment for your pet right away. We also work together with the team at Idexx Laboratories for non-urgent lab testing or more specialized tests that may be required to help care for your pet. You can rest assured that our team is working hard to provide accurate results that will help us attend to your pet’s health.

Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?

Many common blood tests allow our veterinarians to assess your dog’s overall health. Whether your dog is healthy, about to undergo anesthesia, or not feeling well, blood tests are a non-invasive option that allows for quick assessment of the major organ systems. Routine testing can allow us to catch many common health conditions before they begin to impact your dog’s health, helping us to help him or her live a long and healthy life.

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

Our veterinarians will interpret your dog’s results and discuss them with you, either in person or on the phone. Should you have further questions, our team will be happy to help.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital