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Cat Blood Test

Blood Tests for Cats

Blood tests are important to help determine your pet’s organ function and to detect certain diseases including diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease and more. Routine blood work can lead to early detection of some diseases which can lead to a longer healthier life for your beloved furry friend as treatments can then be started earlier.

Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?


Routine blood work helps uncover underlying medical problems that you and your veterinarian may not be aware of, giving valuable insights into the health of your cat and the opportunity to catch illnesses earlier.

How long does it take to get blood test results?


For routine blood tests we are able to offer same day results with the majority of results available within 15 minutes; so during the office visit. For tests sent out to an alternate lab, these results will usually be available in 1- 3 days.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?


Our caring Veterinary staff will guide you prior to the testing and inform you if any precautions are needed. Some animals may require to be fasted prior to a blood test.

How often should blood tests be done?


This will be dependant on a case by case basis. If your animal is on a certain medication blood work may be required every 6 months to 1 year, your veterinarian will discuss this information with you prior to your pet being placed on the medication needed and would discuss with you the blood work recommendation.

Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?


Yes. We perform full Urinalysis in-house. We do perform certain biopsies, please speak to our veterinary team if you have questions or would like more information.

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Last updated: January 4, 2022.

Dear Clients,

As a result of New Brunswick's plan to enter Level 2 of COVID-19 restrictions, we will proceed with the following protocol, effective immediately, until restrictions have been lifted.

We will be moving back to a curbside “Closed Waiting Room” policy, which means no clients will be permitted in the building, with exceptions. However, we will continue to offer FULL veterinary services.

If you have been contacted by Public Health or are showing symptoms of the virus, we ask that you call us to reschedule your appointment.

Procedure for surgeries and general appointments:

1. Call us at 622-2355 when you arrive in the parking lot. We will proceed in checking you in remotely.

2. When the Dr is ready to see your pet we will call your cell phone or wave at your vehicle and have you bring your pet to the main door. Please wear a mask when approaching the hospital to pass your pet to us.

3. A veterinarian will perform an examination or requested procedure inside the hospital while you wait in your vehicle, or a drop off appointment can be arranged.

4. Once the care of your animal is complete, the veterinarian will call you with their findings and devise a treatment plan.

5. Payment will be taken over the phone or in the parking lot via a portable debit machine. We are trying to limit cash use to a minimum.

6. Food and medications pick up will be curbside and payment can be accepted via e-transfer or credit card over the phone.

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital