Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?
Blood tests are important as they can tell us what is going on inside their bodies and how their organs are functioning. We check your cat’s blood cells and liver and kidneys. We can also test for different health conditions that cats are prone to; i.e. Diabetes, thyroid etc.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
If we perform the blood test in-house, results are ready in approximately 15-20 minutes. If the blood work is sent out to an outside lab, results are usually back within 24 hours. Try to make sure your kitty is calm and not too stressed out before you come. We will book an appointment early in the day when it’s not too busy in the clinic. If your cat is a little stressed out, we can put you both into a nice quiet room, away from all the commotion. Our technicians are awesome at taking cat’s blood, quickly and efficiently, with little restraint and hopefully, next to no stress.
How often should blood tests be done?
Depending on what blood tests we are running and for what condition, tells us how frequently the tests need to be performed.
Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?
Yes, we can perform urinalysis in-house and we also send them out to an external lab.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic