We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
Our latest policies as of Monday, March 30, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.622.2355. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays we are closed.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital