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.

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Blood Tests for Dogs

Blood tests are an important diagnostic tool for veterinarians to evaluate the overall health of your dog and diagnose problems as they arise. Blood tests can also be used to monitor the response to treatment with previously diagnosed conditions, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, chronic kidney disease, epilepsy, and many more. Southpointe Pet Hospital makes use of up-to-date, in-house diagnostics, as well as sending out more specialized testing to a commercial laboratory.

Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?

Blood testing allows veterinarians to investigate what is going on inside your pet’s body that can be hidden from a physical examination. Blood testing can also assess immune function, organ function and inflammation, as well as diagnose some conditions definitively. In other cases, it provides key information about where to look next, even if a definitive diagnosis is not achieved immediately from these tests. Routine blood testing outside of illness and injury can also be beneficial, as it provides a baseline for future comparison when your pet does run into trouble.

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

It is your veterinarian’s job to interpret your dog’s blood test results for you and ensure that you understand what the results mean to you and your pet. If you are interested in seeing the results yourself, your veterinarian can send you a copy and go through the results with you while they are in front of you.

COVID-19 ALERT

Southpointe Pet Hospital is committed to doing our part in protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19. To allow us to continue operating during the pandemic, we have implemented a CLOSED DOOR POLICY.

For the safety of our staff, clients and our entire community, ONLY ONE CLIENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ACCOMPANY THEIR PET INTO THE BUILDING AT A TIME, and A MASK MUST BE WORN TO ENTER.

When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call (403) 532-0085. Our staff will advise you on when you can enter for your appointment, or deliver prescriptions and food orders to your vehicle. For safety reasons, please be prepared to pay with CREDIT or DEBIT, as cash will not be accepted. If you do not have a phone or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.

As of June 29, 2020, we are resuming normal scheduling of non-urgent appointments, including annual exams, vaccinations, spays and neuters with clients present.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation together.

Sincerely,

The Team at Southpointe Pet Hospital