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Bloodwork Services Treatment for Pets

Every pet has a unique genetic makeup and health status, which we can learn more about through their bloodwork. By testing your pet’s blood, our veterinarians can identify health conditions that may become an issue in the future or require immediate attention. We can determine the health of their organs, what kind of food they should be eating, and even the level of anesthesia they need pre-surgery. When we understand the status of your pet’s health, we are better prepared to support you and your family in making informed decisions about their medical needs.

Why is bloodwork necessary for pets?

Your pet’s bloodwork can present issues that aren’t visible to us, like diseases or organ damage. When we test them, the first time and at future appointments, we develop a familiarity with your pet’s bodily functions that allow us to record any changes. The results and a treatment plan are shared with you to help you make an informed decision.

What can you learn from my pet’s bloodwork?

So much! What we learn depends on the test we perform. Using our in-house lab, we can detect a variety of conditions that uncovers:

  • Diseases: kidney disease, heart disease, Cushing’s disease, hyperthyroidism and more
  • Organ damage: liver, kidney, heart, bladder
  • Digestive enzyme deficiency (poor digestion)
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Pregnancy
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Dehydration
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes

With every discovery comes an answer to why your pet may be acting strangely and medical support that can be tailored to their needs.

How often is bloodwork performed?

We perform blood tests during annual or semi-annual wellness checks and during appointments. If the patients are geriatric or have a history of medical issues, it’s especially important that we evaluate them on a regular basis. We also frequently perform bloodwork prior to surgeries to ensure the animal is healthy enough to be put under anesthesia.

Last updated: April 5, 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: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. 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 Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital