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Blood test for Dogs

Blood Test for Dogs

Blood testing is one of the easiest and frequently utilized forms of diagnostics performed in the veterinary clinic. At Clarkson Village Animal Hospital, we can run Blood Work in the clinic, although most testing is sent to an outside laboratory.

Blood tests in dogs provide us with valuable information about their health and wellness especially since they cannot speak for themselves. Blood test changes can give us clues as to which organ system might be affected when they are unwell. Blood tests can also provide peace of mind for owners if they are healthy as to whether their pets are healthy on the inside as well as the outside.

Why are blood tests for dogs important?

Blood work allows us to monitor changes year to year to know what is ‘average’ for that individual, this also allows us to track any changes. In some cases, we can catch early signs of disease before it becomes more of a problem. For animals with illness already, this allows us to monitor the progression of a disease. It helps give us an idea of prognosis (is getting better? or worse?), other changes/issues that may crop up with time and monitor the effects and potential side effects of medications. We also need to know that the dose of the drug is correct – some pets, just like some humans, require higher doses than others).

How do I understand the blood test results?

Once the results are received, the veterinarian will scan the bloodwork for abnormalities and follow up with a call to discuss the findings to help you understand them.


2018 readers choice awards certificate for Clarkson Village Animal Hospital

2018 Readers' Choice Awards Winner!

We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients. We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


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!

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital