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?
From a single blood sample, we can gain information on the health of many of your pet’s organs. We can test for diabetes, anemia, clotting disorders, various infections, as well as assessing kidney function, liver function, pancreatic health, and electrolyte balance.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
The timing could vary, some tests can be run in our in-house lab that could take a few hours to have back, but there are times when the samples need to be sent out, and that could take a few days before the results are back.
How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?
It could vary depending on the type of bloodwork that your cat needs. When the appointment is booked, the team will give you any instructions required, like if your cat should fast or not.
How often should blood tests be done?
The health of your cat would depend on how often. In a young and healthy cat, you may only need blood work if they become sick to find out what may be wrong. In seniors’ cats, we recommend having blood work done yearly.
Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?
Yes, we offer both of these services at our hospital.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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. OPERATING HOURS
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital