Blood Donation Program

As part of VETMED Cares, the team at VETMED proudly fosters a Blood Donor Program in which healthy dogs and cats help less fortunate animals through blood donation. Our program works much like a human blood bank. Critically ill or injured veterinary patients often require blood products for life-saving treatment, and that blood is provided by animals belonging to our veterinarians and staff. Blood is periodically drawn and safely stored, where it’s ready once a patient needs it.

Our donors are loving cared for, screened, routinely vaccinated, and exhibit excellent signs of health, making them ideal candidates for blood donation. As for the actual blood donation process… most don’t even feel a thing! And they are highly rewarded with treats, lots of loving, and hero status around the office.

Meet Our Donor Heroes

Here are just a few of our resident heroes who we can thank for helping save lives each and every day!


RIGLEY

Blood Donation - RigleyBlood Type: DEA 1.1 Positive
Age: 5 years
Sex: M/N
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Favorite Toy: Tennis ball
Favorite Treat: Peanut butter
Favorite Activities: Swimming, running, playing fetch, cuddling

 


DAN THE DOG

Blood Donation - Dan the DogBlood Type: DEA 1.1 Positive
Age: 4 years
Sex: M/N
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Favorite Toy: Rawhide Bone
Favorite Treat: Frozen Bananas
Favorite Activities: Swimming, swimming, swimming

 


RUBY

Blood Donation - RubyBlood Type: A
Sex: F/S
Age: 3 years
Breed: Domestic Longhair
Favorite Toy: Cat’s Meow, Stuffed Duck
Favorite Treat: Chicken, Eggs, Cheese
Favorite Activities: Meowing, running laps around the house, playing with his brother, Murray


CHAUNCEY

Blood Donation - Chauncey (picture includes Chauncey’s best buddy Arlene)
Blood Type: DEA 1.1 Positive
Sex: F/S
Age: 3.5 years
Breed: Great Dane
Favorite Toy: Any soft stuffed dog toys. Chauncey also like to chew up cords if given the opportunity.
Favorite Treat: Roast beef…or basically any unhealthy human-grade meat 🙂
Favorite Activities: Running, snuggling with Arlene, playing with her litter mates


ANNABELLE

Blood Donation - AnnabelleBlood Type: DEA 1.1 Positive
Age: 5 years
Sex: F/S
Favorite Toy: Toy? What is a toy?
Favorite Treat: All people food since my mom starves me
Favorite Activity: Stealing food from kitchen counters, being a lap dog and using my voice for everyone in the neighborhood.
Special Talent: Magical ears that make her mom feel better when she rubs them


AUNT VI

Blood Donation - Aunt ViBlood Type: A
Sex: F/S
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Cat