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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Our veterinary team uses bloodwork as a diagnostic tool to figure out exactly what’s going on in your pet’s body. There are a few different reasons our veterinary team might recommend your pet have bloodwork done like during their first veterinary visit, if your pet hasn’t seemed like themselves lately or before surgery. Regardless of the reason, we assure you our team will do our best to make this process as easy for your pet as possible.

Will my pet be uncomfortable during this process?

We try our best to ensure our environment is conducive to your pet’s well-being, so they feel as little discomfort as possible. For example, our examination rooms are cultivated as low stress environments with specific dog and cat pheromones used throughout to minimize any anxiety. We try our best to make the insertion of the needle as quick and painless as possible. If you’re anxious about your pet’s bloodwork, please contact our team at 604.544.7387 so we can find ways to make it as seamless as possible.

Why is bloodwork necessary for my pet?

If your pet hasn’t seemed like themselves lately, bloodwork will help validate any underlying health issues. If your pet is new to our hospital, bloodwork also helps us to establish a baseline of their health and flag any conditions we might notice early on. Since pets age at such a rapid rate, this helps us to keep up-to-date with changes in their health. If your pet has an upcoming surgery, bloodwork helps us ensure they’re at optimal health so their procedure can be executed well, especially if they’re going under anesthesia. Our veterinary team might recommend other diagnostic procedures like a fecal exam along with bloodwork to get a more well-rounded picture of their health.

What does bloodwork detect?

Bloodwork can help us detect a wide range of things including immune system health, which is indicated by the condition of their white blood cells. Their body’s capacity to carry oxygen is reflected in their red blood cell count and the health of specific organs can be traced to chemical levels in their bloodstream.

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Last updated: July 20, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your pet.

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

  • We are currently operating with a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and team. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 604-544- 7387. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call you on your cell phone to discuss the issues with your pet, and you will have a telephone consult with the veterinarian to discuss further diagnostics required or a treatment plan for your pet. Following the end of the appointment, we will return your pet to you.
  • If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. One of our team members will bring your order to our designated pick up location, outside our front doors. Payment will be processed over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone’s safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    - Your dedicated team at Queen’s Park Pet Hospital