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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Bloodwork is an important diagnostic tool that helps us determine any issues with your pet’s health. It gives us insights into the inner workings of your pet’s body, especially if health issues are manifesting as external symptoms. The thought of taking your pet’s blood can be anxiety-inducing but we do our best to ensure their experience is as comfortable and painless as possible.

Why has my veterinarian recommended bloodwork for my pet?

If your pet has an upcoming appointment, blood tests help us examine the health of your pet’s internal organs and systems. Typically, we recommend furry friends have bloodwork done at least once a year during their wellness visits but we might request your pet have them done more frequently based on their age or if they have underlying health issues. If your pet has had sudden changes in their behaviour or health, bloodwork allows us to take a closer look at what might be the root cause of these issues.

How do you take my pet’s blood?

First, we want to make sure your pet is in a comfortable position and is not feeling any discomfort. We might take blood from the veins in your pet’s neck or leg. After we’ve collected the blood sample, it gets sent to our in-house lab for testing. The wait time for results ranges but we try to have your pet’s results back to you as soon as possible. Some blood tests might require your pet to fast before their appointment so ensure you’re following our veterinary team’s instructions on how to prepare your pet.

What will their bloodwork show?

Generally, we’ll do a Complete Blood Count to better understand your pet’s current health, regardless of if they’re healthy or ill. For example, this test can help us determine how many white and blood cells your pet has, which is an indication of how well their immune system is working. This test can also reveal their glucose, cholesterol and protein levels. If you have questions about your pet’s upcoming bloodwork, please contact us at 905.682.7857.

Last updated: May 1, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in direct contact with someone who has recently travelled or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come to the clinic. Rather, make arrangements for someone else to bring the pet or pick up any items you require. Should you require assistance, please contact us and we can help direct you further as needed.

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Thursday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: Closed during COVID-19
Sunday: Closed

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? 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 Wilson’s Animal Hospital