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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Blood tests are routinely performed in veterinary hospitals for various reasons and in different types of pets. Older pets, newborns, those who have been exposed to toxins, those on long-term medications and those undergoing certain surgeries and procedures may all benefit from a blood test.

Why are blood tests important for my cat’s or dog’s health?

Blood tests allow us to gather and assess information about your pet’s health that can only be obtained from a sample of their blood. Blood tests can also be part of your pet’s routine wellness exams. Blood tests can be used to identify certain infections, diseases and other vital information about your pet such as their immune response and hydration.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

In-house blood test results are usually generated within 1 to 2 hours. Tests sent to a laboratory take about 2 to 3 business days, but may take longer depending on the kind of test conducted.

How often should blood tests be done?

The frequency of blood tests depends on case by case basis. Feel free to reach out to our team if you have any concerns about your pet’s health and well-being.

Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?

Yes. We perform both of these procedures. Please contact us for more details in these services.

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Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday : Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Bow River Veterinary Centre