The Need for Donors

Can your dog or cat help a fellow furry friend survive an illness or serious trauma?

Can they help provide them with the chance they need for a successful recovery?

A pet may require a blood transfusion for several reasons.  Bleeding caused by trauma like a car accident, cancer, bleeding disorders and toxic ingestions are but a few.  In many cases the probability of survival is greatly increased if blood products are available.

Just like a human hospital, we require blood donations.  We rely on the pets and their owners of this community to donate.

If you would like more information on our blood donor program please email us.

Blood Services Team

How We Say Thank-you

All potential blood donors will receive an initial physical examination and blood typing.  Those animals meeting the necessary criteria will receive a complete blood count, chemistry screen, urinalysis and a FelV/FIV/Hemobartonella or heartworm tests as needed. These tests will be performed at no charge to the owner.

To show our appreciation for those who donate, you will receive a gift card of your choice after each donation, not to mention the donor gets all sorts of treats after the procedure.
We like to keep our donors happy!

In the event of any emergency related visit to our hospital with your donor pet, our emergency fee will be waived and if the donor ever requires a blood transfusion we will perform that at no charge.

canine blood donor bag

Canine Criteria

Must be between the ages of 1 and 6 yrs old to enter the program

Body weight greater than 50 lbs

Good physical condition and temperament

No previous transfusions

Heartworm negative

Packed cell volume greater than 40 percent

DEA 1.2, 1.X and 7 negative (we will type if suitable)

Preferably spayed or neutered

 

We ask that owners of qualified dogs feed their pet premium quality dry or canned food (no raw diets please). We also ask that while you’re in the program your pet stays current on flea/deworming as well as vaccines.

Canine Blood Donation

Feline Criteria

Must be between the ages of 1 and 4 yrs old to enter the program

Body weight greater than 8 lbs

Good physical condition and temperament

No previous transfusions

Indoor cat

Packed cell volume greater than 35 percent

FeLV, FIV, Mycoplasma Hemofelis negative

Spayed or neutered

 

We ask that owners of qualified cats feed their pet premium quality dry or canned food.
We also ask that while you’re in the program your pet stays current on flea/deworming as well as vaccines.

 

Feline Blood Donor