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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Bloodwork or blood tests are a type of diagnostic service that we offer here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic. Performed by our Registered Veterinary Technicians, blood tests provide us with key information about your pet’s health and wellbeing that cannot be retrieved and analyzed otherwise. If you have any other questions about bloodwork, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at 403.239.4657.

Why would my pet need to have bloodwork done?

Our veterinarians may request a blood test on your pet for a variety of reasons. If your puppy or kitten is coming in for their first ever check-up, bloodwork is done routinely to look for any pre-existing health conditions and so we can have a baseline sample to compare future tests with. Bloodwork may also be conducted before starting your pet on a new prescription, treatment, or to see if they will be good candidates for anesthesia prior to surgery.

How are blood tests done on pets?

The process is over in a matter of seconds. Blood is drawn via injection. Most pets feel little to no discomfort and do not need to any kind of sedation for the procedure.

How fast can I get my pet’s blood test results?

Because of our in-house laboratory, we are able to provide you with same-day results for the most common types of tests. We work with independent labs for more complex cases. For those kinds of cases, it typically takes roughly two business days for us to receive results.

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Last updated: May 27, 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!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

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

- Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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