Birchwood Animal Hospital

2595 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J0P5 Canada

(204) 832-1368

(204) 889-9708

General Patient Information

Prescription Medication and Therapeutic Blood Monitoring

Certain prescription drugs require monitoring to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety. A blood test gives your veterinarian information on the level of medication in your pet's body and any effects on your pet's internal organs and body systems.

Testing allows your veterinarian to make any necessary medication adjustments and ensures your pet is receiving the proper dose. Each pet will metabolize a drug differently.

  • It is strongly recommended that a blood test be performed at determined intervals while your pet is receiving prescription medication.
  • An annual comprehensive physical examination is required to provide continuing medical care and ensures ongoing medication refills as required.
  • Further care may be necessary depending upon your pet's medical condition and his/her response to the provided treatment.

Routine Anesthetic Procedures

Routine Anesthetic Procedure Details (Please read prior to surgical or dental procedures)
Anesthesia and Your Pet


Post-Operative Instructions

Post Surgical Pain Management

Sample Analysis

How to collect a urine or stool sample at home!

  Blood Collection

  • Please do not feed your pet 8 hours prior to blood collection for planned tests (Including wellness profiles, complete blood count, chemistry profile, thyroid function panel & bile acids).

  • Fasting is not necessary for diagnostic testing such as parvovirus, feline leukemia & fiv, heartworm/tick-bourne diseases and cortisol response cases. Animated image of a medical professional making notations on a clipboard

    Diabetic pets
  • Blood glucose tests are conducted 4 to 6 hours after insulin is administered for optimal results.  Feed according to normal routine.

  • Fasting for bloodwork differs by case, your veterinarian will advise you accordingly.

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