Bloodwork Services for Pets

Our hospital is equipped with a modern in-house laboratory. This means we can significantly reduce the time you’ll be waiting for your pet’s bloodwork results. There are a range of reasons we might request your pet have bloodwork, from routine screenings to pre-surgery testing. You can rest assured your pet is in good hands. If you have questions about your pet’s upcoming bloodwork, please contact us at 902.865.6400.

How does an in-house laboratory help my pet?

Our advanced in-house laboratory means we can reduce wait times for test results. Time efficient results means we can speed up your pet’s diagnosis, which is crucial when treating health concerns. We won’t need to send your pet’s information to another facility, which means your pet’s medical records will only be handled by one location. This also reduces the likelihood of misplaced or mixed up lab results.

When might my pet need bloodwork?

Bloodwork is a great diagnostic tool that helps us get a better sense of what’s going on inside your pet’s body. There are a range of reasons we might recommend bloodwork, including:

  • During a wellness exam
  • Specific tests to assess healthcare concerns like thyroid disorders
  • Pre-surgery or pre-anesthesia testing
  • Help diagnose any changes in your pet’s behaviour or overall health

    Will my pet be in pain when you take their blood?

    We do our best to ensure your pet doesn’t experience any unnecessary pain while we’re taking their blood. This means making sure your furry friend is comfortable and at ease, all things our expert veterinary team ensures while your pet is in our care. In addition, you should also closely follow our pre-bloodwork instructions, which might include limiting your pet’s food intake before their appointment as well as keeping them hydrated.

  • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

    Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

    We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

    We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

    Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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

     - Your dedicated team at Sackville Animal Hospital