Bloodwork Services Treatment for Pets

In some ways, bloodwork allows us to read your pet’s health status and genetic makeup like a decoded book. Some factors about their health (e.g. oxygen levels) and hundreds of health conditions can only be detected and analyzed through blood analysis. It is a routine part of veterinary medicine performed by our registered veterinary technicians at an almost daily basis. Call us at 905.885.8151 for more details and to book your pet’s bloodwork appointment.

Is bloodwork safe for pets?

Absolutely. It is also relatively painless. Most pets will feel as if they are receiving just any other injection. Sedation or anesthesia is not required (but can be requested if your pet is particularly anxious or has a pre-existing fear of needles). We only need to draw about 3 ml. of blood to run our tests.
How long do I have to wait to get my pet’s blood test results?

Because we have an in-house laboratory, we can provide clients with same day results for the vast majority of exams. More complex blood tests are sent to an independent lab. You can expect to wait 2 to 3 business days for those tests.

How often does my pet need bloodwork?

Here at Ganaraska, we recommend your pet gets a routine blood test as part of their annual or 6-month exam. Pets who are senior-age or who have a medical condition may need more tests for proper tracking of their health.

Last updated: Last updated: October 7th, 2021

Dear Clients,

Please see below in regards to our current Covid 19 protocols. We are happy to announce our clinic will be entering in the first phase of our reopening plan.

Beginning October 12th 2021, we will be allowing clients into the clinic for food and medication pickup only. Doctor or technician appointments will still be run curbside for the time being. We will still offer the curbside option for food and medication if requested.

1. The following protocols will be in place for those entering the building: - Maximum 3 clients in the building at a time. - Please do not crowd either doorway as our staff still need easy access in and out with animals. - Please continue to pre-order food and medication to make it an easier and quicker process, and to ensure we have what you need in stock before you come to the clinic. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check.

2. The following protocols are still in place for all appointments (technician and doctor): - We are still operating curbside only for appointments. - Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. - If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance of your appointment so we can make a note. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check. Why are we not opening for appointments yet? - Fully opening is our ultimate goal, however, for the safety of our staff, and clients, allowing food and medication pickup seems the first logical step to limit everyone's exposure. - We hope this step will also alleviate some of the strain on our phone lines and those trying to reach us. - Allowing clients in for food and medication pickup will speed up the amount of time many clients are waiting in the parking lot for this reason.

3. Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are closed all weekends and holidays.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again very soon!

- Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic