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Blood Donor Program

Pet Hero Barnacle

Pet Hero Murray


If you are interested in enrolling your pet in the BRVC Blood Donor Program or if you have any questions, please contact your veterinarian or email us at blooddonor@webvets.com.

Your Pet Can Be a Hero!

Canine Hero Criteria:

  • Must be at least 70 pounds
  • Between 2 to 5 years of age
  • Current on vaccines
  • On heartworm prevention
  • In good health


Read about canine hero Barnacle here!


Feline Hero Criteria:

  • Must be at least 10 pounds
  • Between 2 to 7 years of age
  • FeLV/FIV negative
  • Indoor only
  • Current on vaccines
  • In good health


Read about feline hero Murray here!


If you are interested in enrolling your pet in the BRVC Blood Donor Program or if you have any questions, please contact your veterinarian or email us at blooddonor@webvets.com.

The BRVC Blood Donor Program

Blood transfusions are a vital part of emergency veterinary medicine, and our amazing program allows us to provide life-saving blood transfusions to dogs and cats. We are currently  in need of more cat and dog blood donors. If your pet fits the criteria, please consider enrolling them!

What are the responsibilities of being a blood donor?

Blood donors will be called a day or two before a donation is required to restock the blood supply. This usually does not occur more than 2 to 3 times a year. In the event of an emergency transfusion, you may be asked to bring your pet in immediately if available.


What does donating blood entail?

Your pet is sedated and a small 2-inch section of fur is shaved where a needle is placed. The blood is drawn from the jugular vein in the neck. After donating, your pet is given subcutaneous fluids (fluids under the skin) to give them electrolytes and replace some fluid that was lost. Recovery from the sedative takes 1 to 3 hours, at which point your pet hero can go home!

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