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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Blood testing is a major diagnostic tool that we use at our clinic. It isn’t always possible to perform a physical examination and determine what health issues a pet has. With regular blood testing, we get a clear picture of your pet’s overall health. Both healthy and sick pets benefit from having their blood work done. Bloodwork is a routine service provided at our clinic and is performed by our licensed technicians. 


Should my pet fast before bloodwork?

Yes, this is ideal. Fasting before having bloodwork helps provide better blood samples. We ask that your pet avoid food for at least 6 hours before having their bloodwork done. If your pet consumes food before lab work is done, the samples could be skewed and this may result in needing blood to be drawn again.

Why are blood tests important?

  • To establish baseline health. Baseline health information is needed before each surgery. This can also be used to compare blood count levels in the future. When a veterinarian examines blood count levels, they are able to determine blood clotting ability, hydration levels, immune response and if your pet has anemia or infections.
  • To diagnose illnesses. Blood testing is used to diagnose diabetes, leukemia, liver disease and many more illnesses.

    Where is blood taken from my pet?

    Blood is usually drawn from a vein in the neck or leg. Our team is highly skilled in making the experience comfortable for your pet. They will only feel a pinch, and it is over within seconds.

  • Last updated: September 3, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed exam room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). 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: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    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 Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic