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Blood Tests for Dogs

When assessing the health of your pet, bloodwork can be an important diagnostic tool. Bloodwork can help identify internal health issues that may not be evident from a physical exam. At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, we have in-house laboratory equipment for routine blood testing. If more specialized blood testing is required for your dog, we can send blood work out to a lab for further diagnoses.

Why is it important to perform blood tests for dogs?

Performing blood tests on your dog is a great way to ensure your pet is healthy and that vital internal organs are functioning properly. Our in-house and referral laboratories both provide quantitative results to help us track specific blood characteristic values. Evaluating blood work on healthy dogs also gives your doctor a baseline value for reference if we need to test further along in your dog’s life.

How do I interpret my dog’s blood test results?


At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, our team of veterinary professionals will interpret the blood test values for you. With the interpretations of these results, the doctors can discuss the health status of your pet, and what treatments may be necessary if medical intervention is required.

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Last updated: September 29, 2021

Dear valued clients,

Given the current state of the pandemic in Alberta, we have made the decision to return to a closed-door protocol in an effort to do our best to help control the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of you and all our staff is our top priority so that we can continue to offer your pets the care they deserve. We ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate these challenging times together.

When you arrive for your appointment, please give us a call from your vehicle. We will ask a few questions before we start the appointment and ensure we have all of your information. We will then meet you and your pet at the door. For all appointments, we ask that you wait in your vehicle in the parking lot while your pet is being examined. The doctor will give you a call once your pet is in the clinic so we ask that you have your cell phone on at all times so there are no delays.

If you are picking up food or medication, give us a call and we will put your order in the bins outside the front Dog Entrance. Please note that you can purchase your food through our online store. Just head over to our website https://www.airdrievets.com/ and choose the online store tab at the top.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

Thank you for your continued trust in us.

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre