Bloodwork Services for Pets

Blood testing is a great tool used to diagnose your pet. Without routine blood testing it would be difficult to imagine what is making your pet uncomfortable or to determine if they are healthy. Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital has an in house lab that allows us to carry out various testing. Blood tests help diagnose diseases and conditions such as anemia, diabetes and liver disease.

My pet looks healthy, why do they need blood work done?

  • Blood testing is not only used to diagnose illnesses and conditions. They inform your veterinarian on what the baseline health levels are for your pet. This can help in the future for comparison, if your pet develops any kind of health issues.
  • Another reason why your pet may need blood work done is because some conditions cannot be identified through regular physical evaluation. In the early stages of some underlying conditions, there may not be any signs that can be detected by the naked eye.
  • Blood tests tell veterinarians if your pet will be a good candidate for surgery.
  • Senior pets in particular also require annual blood work to catch early signs of illnesses.

    To schedule your pet’s blood testing contact us at 204.452.9010.

    What are signs that my pet needs lab work?

    Some changes in your pet may require lab work to determine the cause. If at any moment you become concerned about your pet’s well-being we encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation. As pet owners you should look out for

  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increase in thirst or urination
  • Lethargy

    Where are blood samples taken from my pet?

    There is no exact location for where blood must be drawn from, however, it is common for blood to be taken from veins in the neck or leg.

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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, 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. 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 Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital