Blood Donation Program

BBVSH needs blood donors for emergency situations

What benefits are there to participating?

The initial donor screening/typing profile, examination and bloodwork is no charge to you.

If your pet is a great fit for our donation program your pet will receive a full physical exam, routine blood work, a gift card, a gift for your pet after each donation, parasite preventative medications, anniversary gifts once reaching certain donation marks, invitation to our appreciation dinner, and knowing your pet has saved others’ lives!

What are the requirements for my dog?

  • Must be between the ages of 1-8 years
  • Must weigh at least 22.7 kg or 50 lbs
  • Must be spayed or neutered
  • Cannot have received a previous blood transfusion in the past
  • Must be up to date on all vaccines and be receiving regular flea/tick/heartworm/deworming preventative medications
  • Must be fed a commercially formulated dog food (i.e not raw fed)
  • Must not be receiving any long-term treatments for chronic conditions
  • Must have an agreeable temperament

What are the requirements for my cat?

  • Must be between the ages of 1-8 years
  • Must weigh at least 4.5kg or 10 lbs
  • Must be indoor only
  • Cannot have received a blood transfusion in the past
  • Must be up to date on all vaccines
  • Must be fed a commercially formulated cat food
  • Must not be receiving any treatments for chronic conditions
  • Must have an agreeable temperament that allows for administration of mild sedation

Safety

BBVSH is up to date with COVID-19 procedures ensuring our clients and their pets are protected during this time. This includes having PPE and isolation protocols.

Your pet will be placed into a room designated only for blood donors; after each donation the room is disinfected.

How to participate

If you think your dog/cat fits this description and you would like to meet with our team for bloodwork and an examination please contact us.

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