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Preanesthetic Blood Testing for Pets


 
 

Blood work before any surgical procedure is always a good idea, as it gives us a better overall picture of your pet’s health and well-being.

A small amount of blood is drawn by one of our veterinarians or technicians. The blood is analyzed to check for a variety of internal health parameters. This allows us to carefully choose which anesthetics and postoperative pain medications are the safest for your pet. It also tells us if there is any trouble or ill health, which may not be apparent on physical examination. If there are abnormalities in any of the parameters of the blood work we can either post pone the procedure and retest your pet at a later time, or suggest further diagnostics to get to the underlying disease process, or change the drug protocol and proceed with the surgery. This all equates to safe and uneventful anesthetic.

When the blood test results are normal, we keep that information in our files. It can be accessed over the years to tell us what is normal for your pet and compare it to future test results.

Tantallon Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped with in house blood services so all samples are run on site.

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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

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 - Sunday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

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

- Your dedicated team at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital