Our in-house laboratory allows us to do a range of diagnostic testing, including bloodwork, which ensures we can process them in a timely manner with the highest accuracy. Our specially trained registered veterinary technicians closely follow strict protocols to ensure your pet’s tests are handled with the utmost care.
Why do you process bloodwork at your lab?
Our hospital is constantly providing innovations, like our in-house laboratory, to ensure we provide the highest quality of veterinary care. If you have questions about our bloodwork services, please contact us at 519-661-0496. Processing bloodwork in-house has a range of benefits, including:
- Leaning on the expertise of our own registered veterinary technicians
- Receiving test results immediately after processing
- Providing quicker, early diagnoses and treatments
- Providing time-sensitive diagnostics during emergencies
How often does my pet need bloodwork?
The frequency we recommend will depend on the type of bloodwork your pet needs. For example, your furry friend should have a complete blood count (CBC) at least once a year. This test uses red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, hematocrit and hemoglobin to determine any early signs of health issues that aren’t easily noticed during our comprehensive physical examination. Bloodwork also influences our complete health profiles, which helps diagnose your pet’s health status. Based on this information, we can make recommendations to better support their health and wellbeing. We also use bloodwork during emergency visits to develop a critical health profile, which determines the best course of action to treat your pet.
Why does my pet need bloodwork before anesthesia?
Pets can react differently when we administer the medication, so we want to ensure it won’t create any complications during surgery. Our pre-anesthetic bloodwork includes a focused health profile and CBC, which helps us determine if it’s safe for your pet. Administering anesthesia requires a detailed protocol tailored specifically to your pet. This includes information like how much they should receive and how our team monitors it during surgery.