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.
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.
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.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 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 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
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 to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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 clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
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 Acadia Drive Animal Clinic