Bloodwork Services for Pets

Blood tests are important to establish your pet’s medical history. We test your pet’s blood annually during their physical exams. Our hospitals have in-house laboratories which means you will have your pet’s blood results within the same day.

Why does my pet need bloodwork services?

There are many reasons as to why your pet may need to have their bloodwork done. For one we perform blood tests on both healthy and sick pets. Healthy pets need bloodwork done to create a baseline for their healthy state. Knowing your pet’s baseline health helps our veterinarians compare their blood levels in the future. As previously mentioned we use blood tests to diagnose illnesses in pets. Other reasons why your pet may need bloodwork are:

  • Your pet is a senior. Senior pets need their bloodwork done to catch illnesses before they become serious.
  • To diagnose unknown conditions. Your pet may seem healthy but it is hard to determine this by only looking at their physical body.

    How often does my pet need bloodwork done?

    Blood tests are conducted whenever your pet is sick and during their annual veterinary exam. Senior pets require their bloodwork to be completed twice each year during their wellness exam. If your pet needs their bloodwork done, please give our team a call.

    How can I prepare my pet for bloodwork?

    To get the best blood samples we may ask that your furry friend fast for eight hours before their blood is taken. Sometimes if your pet has eaten before a blood test the samples may be fatty and require retesting. That being said, bloodwork can be done on demand, for example, if the doctor is examining your pet and notices something that needs further analysis.

  • Last updated: July 30, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, 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

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • 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. 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.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital