Bloodwork Services for Pets

Your pet’s blood work reveals invisible diseases, infections and medical conditions that could affect their quality of life. By sampling your pet’s blood we can detect abnormalities in their system and target illnesses in specific organs. Keeping track of your pet’s blood work allows our veterinarians to be thorough in how we treat them. To learn more about our blood tests call us at 403.984.4143.

How often should my pet get blood work done?

We test your pet’s blood at every veterinary exam. A lot can happen in a year and these tests allow us to look for changes in your pet’s health as they age. It’s important not to neglect your pet’s annual or semi-annual exams. Blood work is a useful diagnostic method that catches diseases early and let’s us know the best way to treat your pet.

What happens after you take my pet’s blood?

A wide variety of laboratory tests are available for your dog and cat. Complete blood counts and blood chemistry are just a couple of the many tests performed by our off-site veterinary laboratory. Results are received in a timely manner for many of these tests. We also have an in-house laboratory where we can run more urgent diagnostic tests to find proper treatment sooner. These tests search for blood clot disorders, anemia, parasites and reveal diseases through your pet’s blood count level.

What can you learn from my pet’s blood work?

Blood tests can reveal almost everything about your pet except what they’re thinking. We can detect if they’re pregnant, have allergies or diabetes, which impacts their nutritional diet. Blood work can also expose organ damage or diseases in their bladder, heart, kidney and liver.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital