Bloodwork Services

Monitoring the health of your pet is crucial, as they may not exhibit visible signs of illness.

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
Return to Dog & Cat Services