UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, 1 Garrod Drive, Davis, Ca 95616
Office Hours
M-F 8am-5pm plus Saturday appointments
(530) 752-1393 for appts
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The UC Davis Veterinary Blood Bank is part of the Transfusion Medicine Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The Transfusion Medicine Service is responsible for providing specialized blood products for many of the species treated at the VMTH: dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, pigs, sheep, and camelids.

Canine Blood Donors

A blood donation in progress

A community-based canine blood donor program started in February 2008 and has been a great success. Canine blood donation functions similar to a human blood donation, with one exception: the donors are screened at an initial exam, and then return to donate once all of their tests have been cleared. The whole donation process, from check-in to wrap-up, takes about 30 minutes. Dogs are asked to sit quietly during donation, but are not sedated. They have given lots of love and hugs, and many many treats after donation!

We are, and will always be, looking for canine blood donors.

Requirements for donation: Dogs must be: 1-8 years old, 55+ pounds, current on flea/heartworm/tick preventative medications and of good temperament.

If your dog is interested in saving lives, please give us a call at 530-752-1393 (options 3-1) Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Appointments cannot be made via email.

For more information, please see our new-and-improved Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/UCDavisVeterinaryBloodBank

If you cannot bring your dog in to donate during the week, there is a solution: Saturday appointments are offered too!! Saturday appointments are offered twice a month from 9am-3:30pm.


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