Our veterinarians rely on blood work for a number of different reasons. For example, they may recommend blood tests during a routine checkup, before administering anaesthesia or when conducting a diagnostic exam.
How long does it take to get blood work results?
Clinique vétérinaire Cowansville performs most blood tests in our large on-site laboratory. We are typically able to give you your pet’s results in under an hour. That said, patients sometimes require more in-depth tests. That said, patients sometimes require more in-depth tests. In these cases, we send blood samples to pathologists at external laboratories for testing. Please allow between 24 to 48 hours to get these test results.
Are blood tests painful for my pet?
Blood tests can cause slight discomfort but are not painful. Blood work is a simple procedure that involves taking a blood sample, just like with humans. Any discomfort will last only a few minutes.
How often should my pet have blood work done?
Blood tests are recommended before any surgical procedure that requires anaesthesia. If you are getting blood tests done to monitor a health problem, your vet will let you know how often to do these tests depending on your pet’s condition and treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to discuss any questions or concerns with your vet.