Bloodwork Services for Pets

Bloodwork helps us to assess your pet’s internal health by running a series of tests that check on their internal organs, blood cell count, immune system response and more. Tests like bloodwork help us create the most accurate diagnosis for your pet, which allows us to treat any health issues as they arise.

When should my pet do bloodwork?

Bloodwork isn’t only reserved for when your pet is sick. We recommend routine screenings based on your furry friend’s age, health status as well as other factors. This helps us detect any changes in your pet and create a comprehensive plan to address any health concerns. Early detections means a better chance of treating ailments. In addition to bloodwork, we might also recommend a biopsy, fecal exams, cytology and urinalysis.

How long does it take to get my pet’s results?

Depending on the test, we might get your pet’s results while you wait but for others, it might take a few days. We offer a range of in-house laboratory tests to support your pet. Some of these include: fecal float, direct smear, snap giardia test, snap parvovirus test, DTM culture, urine dipstick, urine specific gravity, urine analysis, blood glucose, blood smear, PCV/TS,CBC and Blood chemistry, platelet count, FeLV/FIV test, ear swab, skin cytology, impression smear, skin scrape, FNA (fine needle aspirate) and vaginal cytology.

How can I prepare my pet for their bloodwork?

If you have questions about your pet’s upcoming bloodwork, feel free to contact us at 403.934.3311. Our veterinary team will walk you through instructions on how to prep your pet, which might include:

  • Fasting the night before, like no food at least 6-12 hours before their appointment
  • Drinking lots of water so they’re hydrated
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Ensuring they are as relaxed as possible

  • Last updated: September 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Strathmore Veterinary Clinic