A simple method used to diagnose and treat ailments in pets.
Bloodwork is one type of diagnostic testing we perform at our hospital. We have an onsite laboratory that can provide results in a short time. By performing bloodwork, our team can take a closer look at your pet's well-being. To learn more about our bloodwork services, call us at 250-376-6797.
When your pet has bloodwork scheduled, they must fast at least 6 hours before they come in. This ensures we get a good sample, as eating before can result in a fatty sample and re-testing. Although we recommend fasting, from time to time, our veterinarian may perform impromptu testing and still get a good sample.
In some cases, blood samples must be drawn at specific times over an extended period. Your pet may need to be kept at the hospital for a few hours or, in certain circumstances, overnight. Our team will inform you how to prepare for these situations.
Our veterinary assistants are experienced in collecting blood samples from patients. We are trained to make the process as easy as possible while ensuring your loyal companion is comfortable. The blood is usually taken from a vein in your pet's neck or leg.
Several components of the blood show your pet's overall health. Our veterinarian can learn your pet's complete blood count (CBC), blood chemistry and thyroid levels ,from a blood sample. Here's why these factors are important:
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