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On-site Blood Bank

At Colorado Veterinary Specialists and Animal ER, we understand the importance of having blood products available when needed. Our donors are extensively screened to ensure only healthy dogs and cats participate in our program. Our goal is to provide in-house patients, as well as veterinary hospitals in the Denver area, a reliable source of blood and blood products.

All donors have the following testing performed prior to entry into our program:

  • Complete blood count
  • Blood chemistry profile and electrolytes
  • Heartworm test
  • Complete blood typing for dog erythrocyte antigens
  • Screening for red blood cell borne diseases and tick borne diseases

Blood Bank products and services available include:

  • Fresh frozen plasma (when protein is needed)
  • Packed Red Blood Cells (when just RBCs are needed)
  • Fresh blood

Donors are called in when red blood cells, plasma, platelets and clotting factors are needed.

Blood typing is available for blood recipients (with submission of a purple top tube)

Clotting panel (PT/PTT) evaluation is also available (clotting times).

Online Store

Sign up using the form below or call 303-794-1188 to make an appointment.

THIS ---->https://covetspeccom.vetmatrixbase.com/our-services/blood-bank.html

Specialty Clinic Hours


Day Open Close
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am Closed Closed
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm Closed Closed


Absolutely amazing! Dr. Imhoff performed knee surgery on my little chihuahua Caesar. I was very nervous about it but he and the office regularly called me through out the day to give me status updates. It really helped to calm my nerves. Dr. Imhoff then checked Caesar weekly for the next six weeks to check his healing progress. He explained everything to me and was very friendly and knowledgeable. One night, midway through Caesar's healing he had wiggled out of his e-collar and ripped his bandages off. I panicked and brought him into the ER next door. The staff and doctor on duty were so incredibly calming and friendly, even though I was freaking out. After checking him over the doctor re-bandaged Caesar and didn't even charge us the ER fee. Absolutely amazing service and friendly staff. I never felt like they were trying to nickel and dime me, unlike other places. I will always recommend them! Thank you Dr. Imhoff for doing an amazing job on Mr. Caesar!

Tanya Robinson
Littleton, CO

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