905.885.8151

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: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that 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!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. 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 so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic