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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Just like humans, your pets need to have bloodwork done frequently. It’s not just sick pets that need to have bloodwork done because a pet may seem healthy on the outside, but actually have an undiagnosed condition. Bloodwork can diagnose infections, anemia, diabetes, liver disease and other issues. At our clinic we have an on-site laboratory to perform urinalysis and blood tests to ensure quick and accurate results.

Why does my pet need bloodwork done?

Your pet needs bloodwork because sometimes it’s impossible to detect signs of problems by looking at them. We recommend all furry pals have bloodwork done once a year during their wellness exam to determine their baseline/normal health or to detect illness. If your pet already has health issues or if they are older we may recommend more frequent blood tests. Your pet will also need bloodwork before surgery, as it helps us determine how much anesthesia to use for the procedure.

How is my pet’s blood taken?

Before the appointment, we may require your pet to fast. To make the process seamless we ensure your pet is comfortable before we begin. We take the blood from their leg or neck. Once the blood is taken we send it to our in-house lab for testing.

What are signs that my pet may need their bloodwork done?

Once your pet is having health problems they will start to show symptoms, sometimes you’ll notice changes in their behaviour. To determine the cause, we perform blood tests. Some signs that your pet may need bloodwork include:

1. Weight loss
2. Loss of appetite
3. Increased thirst or urination
4. Lethargy

If you notice any of these signs please schedule an appointment with us at 905.707.9059.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. 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!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • 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). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. 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: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic