Transfusion medicine is frequently used in the veterinary industry and our program was established in 2010 to help supply the growing need for blood products. This invaluable services helps save lives and we are always looking for additional canine donors to join the team!

Canine blood donors can donate every 3 months once entered into the program. Each visit is made to ensure a happy stress free time which includes lots of treats, cuddles and a goody bag for your pup! The health of our donors is monitored through the program with routine lab work every 6 months complimentary. A donation appointment is approximately 45minutes but the actual collection process only takes 5 minutes with the donor laying on their side.

CANINE BLOOD DONOR CRITERIA:

  • Have a healthy weight of 23kg (50lbs) or more
  • Be between the ages of 1-6 years
  • Have a friendly temperament
  • Be in good health and free of any disease
  • Maintain up to date vaccination or titer testing on core vaccines (distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Hepatitis and Rabies)
  • Receive appropriate seasonal prescription heartworm and tick medication (ie. Nexgard Spectra, Bravecto, Advantix)
  • Not have a history of receiving blood transfusions

 

FELINE BLOOD DONOR PROGRAM

We currently have several cats living at the hospital who provide blood for critically ill cats. After 3 years these cats are available for adoption. Please let us know if you are interested in adopting a donor cat.

CONTACT US

For more information on our Blood Donor program, please contact us at (905) 829-9444 or email the Blood Donor program at [email protected]

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