Bloodwork Services for Pets

Bloodwork Services for Pets

Although many claim to be dog or cat whisperers, in reality, it is almost impossible for us to communicate audibly with our furry friends. They cannot tell us if they are feeling sick, unwell, or otherwise. For this reason, bloodwork and other diagnostics are crucial because they allow us to analyze your pet’s health, and see signs of illness that are not visible to the naked eye. To learn more about our bloodwork services, please call us at (780) 475-9225

Is bloodwork safe for pets?
Absolutely. For your furry friend, it will feel just like any other injection or vaccine that they receive. It only takes a matter of seconds to get the blood sample, which can be taken from multiple areas of your pet’s body such as their forearm or neck.

Do pets need to be shaved to get their blood drawn?
It really depends on a case-by-case basis and on the area that the blood is being taken from. Sometimes, we may shave a small patch of your pet’s fur to get a better look at the vein that we will be taking the sample from.

When would my pet need bloodwork?
The veterinarian may request blood analysis as part of your pet’s regular exam and for a wide variety of reasons such as if they are experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, fever, odd behaviours and weight loss. By analyzing their blood, we can determine the cause of these symptoms so your pet can be properly diagnosed and treated. In healthy pets, having blood samples will provide us with a record for comparison in the future should any problems arise.

How much does bloodwork cost for pets?
For our latest service rates, please feel free to call us.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital