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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Your pet’s bloodwork contains components that reveal the condition of their health. It lets us track their cell count, platelets (cells that form blood clots) and proteins in their system. Often these results can show signs of underlying medical conditions in their organs. They can even expose parasites in your pet’s system. Ask us about your pet’s bloodwork at your next visit. You can book an appointment by calling 905.597.7373.

Are blood tests mandatory for pets?

Since our pets can’t speak, they cannot tell us if they feel unwell. In fact, they may not even show signs of internal issues. Pets will actively mask signs of illness until their condition worsens. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation. We need to examine them and run routine screening tests to detect underlying diseases before they create long-term damage.

How often should my pet have their blood tested?

When your pet comes in for a veterinary exam, we will always do a blood test. This helps us monitor their health and detect the early signs of disease. We prefer to do a blood test every 6 months. We have even created a chart that shows the screening tests recommended for each stage of their life.

Every 12 months

  • Baseline Blood Profile: A small blood test checking internal organ health
  • ​​Annual Health Profile: A blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen
  • Senior Health Profile: A comprehensive internal organ screen, including thyroid testing, electrolytes, urine specific gravity and red and white cell counts

    Every 6 months

  • Urine Specific Gravity (a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine)
  • Urine Specific Gravity +/- Urine Dipstick
  • Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts)

    We believe these tests give us the best chance of helping your pet live a longer, healthier life. Once your pet is diagnosed with a medical condition, we will continue to do bloodwork so we can keep track of their condition. We will know if their medication is helping them or if an alternate treatment is more suitable for them.

    What is a pre-anesthetic blood screening?

    This is a blood test that we perform prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening assures your pet’s safety during surgery and their ability to heal following the procedure.

  • Last updated: October 18, 2021

    *NEW CLIENTS AND NEW PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!*

    The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.

    SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • FOOD AND PRESCRIPTION ORDERS

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.

    HOURS OF OPERATION:

    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital