Blood Tests

Blood tests play an important role in diagnosing and monitoring many conditions. It also helps to detect diseases early while they are still treatable.

Why are blood tests important?

Blood tests are important for a range of reasons:


  • To check the effects of long-term medication use
  • Prior to anaesthesia, to reduce any risks, particularly for older pets
  • Senior pets (yearly blood tests can diagnose old age disease while they can still be managed)
  • Increased thirst or appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Sudden illness
  • Heartworm testing
  • FIV (Feline Aids testing)
  • Genetic testing. Understanding of your dogs lineage can mean knowing their pre-disposition to specific conditions

Our blood testing equipment

We have our own biochemistry and haematology blood machines. This means they will get results back quickly and save lives, in the case of emergencies. Your vet can also refer your pet to a pathology lab for certain tests, if required.

More information

For more information, please contact us at Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital & Cattery.

We are conveniently in the City of Stonnington and Glen Eira. The pawfect location for pet parents living in Glen Iris, Malvern, Toorak, Kooyong, Armadale and surrounding areas!