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.
Running blood testing on your dog is a great way to check for diseases and organ function. The wonderful thing about testing your dog’s blood work is the ease that we can do it, and how rapidly we can get results. Unlike with human medicine, we can get some results the same day, or within 24 hours of collection. This way we can get onto treating your dog very quickly.
Why is it important to perform blood tests in dogs?
Blood work is a great tool for your dog’s health. If we run blood work when your dog is well, we can get a baseline for further changes as they age. It also may find underlying issues we can address sooner. If we run blood work when your dog is feeling poorly it can help us to understand the stage or severity of disease, help us in a direction for diagnosing disease and show underlying issues.
How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?
Part of us taking the blood includes the doctor assessing the results. They look at the results along with the rest of your dog’s medical history and can assess the issues. We also have the ability to contact specialists and discuss the bloodwork with them to help in making a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your dog.
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
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 519-893-1360. 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. We are asking that all food and medications are pre-paid at the time of ordering it. If your food is not prepaid, we unfortunately cannot hold it for you for longer than 1 day at this time. If you are paying Debit, we will be allowing one client at a time to enter the clinic to pay. We have stopped taking cash payments for the time being.
Our online store is available to have your order delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- 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 Manitou Animal Hospital Team