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Bloodwork Services for Pets

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your pet’s health, which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze organ values.


 
 

Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs, cats and other pets?


Routine screening bloodwork allows us to catch problems earlier, thereby often providing better prognoses. Additionally, if your pet does get sick, this bloodwork provides baseline values for comparison.

How do I interpret my dog’s/cat’s blood test results?


Our doctors will discuss in detail the analysis of any bloodwork performed and make recommendations for next steps, as required. We are happy to provide copies of lab results on request. As always, you are welcome to reach out to us if you have any questions about your pet’s test results.

How long does it take to get blood test results?


Our in-house lab completes most blood tests in less than 20 minutes. For some less common blood tests, we also use an outside laboratory.

How should I prepare my cat or my dog for their blood tests?


A plan for your pet’s visit can be discussed with one of our team members.

How often should blood tests be done?


Annual routine wellness bloodwork is recommended in all pets (especially those entering their senior years).

Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?


Yes, we also provide those services for your pet.
 

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 - 4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Osgoode Veterinary Servicesl