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Bloodwork Services for Pets

All types of patients including senior pets, puppies, kittens, and those undergoing different types of procedures can all benefit from blood tests. Our veterinary practice holds a complete diagnostic laboratory, allowing us to run your pet’s bloodwork in house for immediate results. We also use outside laboratories for more advanced or specific results. Bloodwork screening is a necessary tool to detect underlying diseases that can often be difficult to detect during examination. For more questions, feel free to reach out to our team by phone!

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

There are certain types of vital information that we can only obtain from a sample of your pet’s blood. More often than not, routine blood tests are part of your loyal companion’s regular wellness exams. Some of the factors and conditions that we can identify through blood tests are diseases as well as immune response and hydration levels.

What are some of the blood tests that are performed at your practice?

Some in hospital testing we perform are as follows: Complete Blood Counts, Blood-Chemistry Panels, Urinalysis, Fecal Testing for Intestinal Parasites, FELV/FIV Testing, Occult Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma Testing, Electrolyte Evaluation, and Cytology of skin and ears.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

If the test is analyzed in house, we can usually provide you with results in about 2-hours time. For more specialized cases, we may need to send your pet’s blood exam to an independent laboratory. In these circumstances, it can take about 2 to 3 business days for us to receive the findings of the exam.

How often should blood tests be done?

It truly depends on each patient and their unique health condition. As always, you are welcome to contact our team if you have any concerns about your pet’s bloodwork, as well as other factors about their health and well-being.

Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, 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

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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

5. 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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Gillies Grove Animal Hospital