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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Dog Urinalysis

When would a urinalysis be recommended?


A dog may require a urinalysis when a urinary tract disease is suspected, when a pet is unwell, or to help assess kidney function.

What is the process?


A registered veterinary technician will examine the collected urine sample under the microscope. If an abnormality is detected in the sample, the veterinarian will discuss whether further testing is needed and if any treatment is recommended.

How is this done?


Urine may be collected by free-catch at home or at the clinic, or sometimes by cystocentesis if a sterile sample is required. Cystocentesis involves using a small needle to draw urine directly from the bladder. Our ultrasound helps us see exactly where the bladder is located to allow for safe urine collection.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Barriefield Animal Hospital