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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: November 19, 2021

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

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

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • 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