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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Blood tests are beneficial to all pets, from the healthy, to the sick, or young and old. Bloodwork is used to diagnose your pet as most illnesses or conditions are difficult to detect without it. At our clinic, we have a complete in-house laboratory which allows us to process results immediately.

Why would a veterinarian recommend bloodwork for my pet?

When most people think about blood tests they associate it with diagnosing an illness. This is only one of the main uses of bloodwork. Some illnesses can’t be identified or properly diagnosed through physical examination because there are no signs in the early stages. Other reasons why your pet may need bloodwork done are:

  • To identify your pet’s baseline health. For future comparison it is helpful to know what your pet’s normal blood levels are.
  • To determine if your pet is a good candidate for surgery. Lab work tells our veterinarians if your pet will recover from surgery.

    How is blood drawn from my pet?

    The process of taking blood samples in pets is similar to taking blood in humans. Our technologist inserts a small need in the vein on their neck or leg to draw blood. It takes less than a minute to complete and with our in-house lab we can process results much faster. To schedule an appointment for your pet please call 403.936.4571.

    Does my pet feel pain when their blood sample is taken?

    Most pets feel no pain when their blood sample is taken. The procedure is performed expertly by our technologists and our patients don’t require any sedation.

  • Last updated: Sept 17, 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

  • Continue our "closed waiting 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 take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and 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: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 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 Langdon Veterinary Clinic