Bloodwork Services for Pets

Performing blood testing can be crucial in obtaining your pets diagnosis. Blood tests are not only required for sick pets, but healthy pets as well. Our hospital can perform lab work in-house or send samples to a referral lab when needed. We use blood tests to diagnose diseases and conditions such as diabetes, anemia and liver disease.

Why does my healthy pet need blood work done?

Even though blood tests are used to diagnose illnesses, they tell veterinarians important details about the baseline health for your pet. These are what normal and healthy levels look like in your individual pet. This is valuable information that can be used for comparison in the future. Other reasons for conducting bloodwork are:

  • To identify illnesses that wouldn’t be caught with a physical examination. Your pet may not show any signs of illnesses or conditions on their physical body. It’s very common for some conditions to go undetected in the early stages.
  • To determine if your pet is healthy enough for surgery. If for instance your pet is being spayed or neutered, lab work will tell our veterinarians if your pet is in good health to recover from the surgery.
  • To detect early signs of illness in senior pets. Senior pets need annual blood work to catch early signs of illness.

    Call us at 506.858.9900. to schedule your pet’s blood test.

    Where is the blood drawn from my pet?

    Blood is typically taken from the veins in your pet’s neck or leg.

  • Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We ask that you continue to wear a mask when entering our hospital. To maintain social distancing, we are currently only allowing one person per exam room during appointments, with certain exceptions.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 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 Elmwood Veterinary Hospital