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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Many illnesses can only be detected by laboratory tests. Our hospital has an in-house laboratory so we can get same-day blood test results to help identify your pet’s medical condition and determine the proper treatment that they need. If more advanced screening is needed, we also have to ability to send out our samples to our referral lab. We recommend yearly screening when your pet reaches their senior years to make sure that we catch any abnormalities before they can become major health concerns.

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

Aside from getting information about your pet’s health that can only be done by analysing their blood, routine bloodwork allows us to catch problems earlier. This way, we can prevent health issues from worsening and if your pet does get sick, this bloodwork provides baseline values for comparison.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

We will can provide you with your pet’s result the same day they get their blood drawn, because we have our own in-house lab. For some less common blood tests, we also use an outside laboratory, results from these tests may take a bit longer to come in.

How often should blood tests be done?

At Simcoe Animal Hospital, we recommend your pet gets routine wellness bloodwork at least once per year. This is even more important for pets who are senior age, as they are more prone to developing a wider array of health issues. Please feel free to call us to schedule your next consultation or to ask any of your further questions about our bloodwork and other laboratory services.

Last updated: September 8, 2021

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

  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store"
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Simcoe Animal Hospital