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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How Do You Test for Lyme and Lepto?

Lyme Disease
Initial Screening — a quick blood test called the “SNAP 4Dx” is performed as a screening test for Lyme(ticks) disease. This test also screens for heartworm (mosquitoes), Ehrlichia (ticks), and anaplasma (ticks). This test can be performed as part of your pet’s annual wellness and/or when Lyme disease is suspected based upon presenting clinical signs.

Next Steps — if the SNAP test is positive, your veterinarian will recommend further testing, which includes:

  • Measure C6 antibody levels (blood test).
  • Urinalysis.
  • Further blood work.

The information gathered from these tests will allow your veterinarian to formulate the appropriate treatment plan.

Leptospirosis
There is no screening test for leptospirosis. Diagnostic tests are performed when leptospirosis is suspected based upon presenting clinical signs. Initial testing may include any or all of the following:

  • Blood work.
  • Urinalysis.
  • Radiographs.
  • Ultrasound.

Next Steps — based on what the initial testing reveals, your veterinarian may want to pursue leptospirosis specific diagnostics, which include:

  • Testing to detect antibodies to leptospirosis.
  • Testing to detect DNA of leptospirosis.

The information gathered from these tests will allow your veterinarian to formulate the appropriate treatment plan.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Written by: Monica Blanchard, RVT

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:00 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 Moncton Animal Hospital