Bloodwork Services for Pets

Frequent blood work allows veterinarians to ensure the well-being of your furry friends. Our team at Sims Veterinary Hospital performs blood tests on both health and sick patients. Not only are blood tests used to diagnose illnesses but also to establish what is normal health for your pet. We recommend blood work at least once every year to detect any signs of illnesses in the early stages.

Why are blood tests important if my pet is healthy?

Oftentimes illnesses or abnormalities do not present themselves until they are severe or advanced. When your pet has blood work performed regularly it’s unlikely to miss any underlying conditions. Another reason why your healthy pets may need blood testing is to determine their baseline health. This is necessary for the future so we can track any changes. Healthy pets also undergo lab work before surgery. Pre-anesthetic testing helps our team determine how much anesthesia is safe for your pet.
To schedule your pet’s blood test appointment please contact us at 613.531.3334.

How often should my pet have blood work done?

Our veterinarian will recommend blood testing for your pets when they need it. Pets age much faster and a lot can change in a year so we generally recommend each pet have blood work done once every year. Seniors and pets with health conditions may need blood work done more than once each year.

How is blood taken from my pet?

Taking your pet’s blood takes less than a minute. Our veterinarian or technician simply locates a vein in the neck or leg and inserts a needle to draw the blood.

How long does it take to get blood work results for my pet?

Our hospital has an in-house laboratory which allows us to process results the same day. Some cases that are more complicated may be referred to board-certified specialists and may take a few more days.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more


  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. 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 to offer 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, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – 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 Sims Animal Hospital