IV Fluid Therapy & Transfusion Medicine

Blood transfusion (including transfusion of blood products like plasma) is an important service that can mean the difference between life and death for our patients. Not all blood transfusion circumstances are related to trauma. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, surgical patients, pets with advanced kidney or liver disease, cats with feline leukemia, and pets with bleeding or clotting disorders are some examples of patients that may require transfusion with blood or blood products. Our veterinary hospital is experienced in all aspects of transfusion medicine, including safe harvesting of blood from donor animals, cross-matching blood types, selecting the appropriate blood product(s) for a patient, monitoring for complications such as transfusion reactions, and continuing to provide expert critical care to patients during and after transfusion.