Just like humans, annual blood work in dogs and cats is very important because it evaluates internal organs and blood counts for a more in depth evaluation on an individual's health. Some pets require more frequent blood work depending on their condition of health. If done annually, changes can be detected easier because we are able to compare to previous blood panels run. Therefore, more appropriate treatment can be used if necessary. Our practice is equipped with in house machines for faster results on sick pets but, can also be sent to the lab if its not pertinent to receive results right away.