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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: February 28, 2022.

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. We are pleased to announce our new appointment protocols effective Monday February 28, 2022.

We are now allowing ONE pet parent per appointment to accompany their pet into the clinic for their veterinary appointment. If you would prefer a curbside appointment, please just let us know.

For appointments with our technicians (i.e. injections, suture removal, anal glands, etc.), we ask that you please pay attention to the clinic capacity and if necessary step outside for a few minutes to accommodate the flow of the clinic with capacity restrictions.

We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • Masks are required while in the clinic
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily continue to provide you with curbside services
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • ONE pet parent will be allowed inside the clinic for the appointments. If you have children with you, we ask that your appointment remains curbside as this will go past our 3 person limit in the clinic
  • We will allow up to a maximum of 3 clients in the clinic lobby at any one time

    We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us. - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic