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Blood Tests for Cats

Our hospital contains laboratory equipment to allow the performance of numerous test, blood counts and chemistry. For other tests not routinely performed at the hospital, we use trusted research facilities respected in the veterinary industry.

Why does my kitty need a blood screen?


Blood screening is an important diagnostic tool. It helps your veterinarian to detect abnormalities, illness and infection. Even if your cat isn’t sick, routine screening can detect illness early and establish a normal baseline for your cat.

How long does it take to get blood test results?


Some blood testing can be done in-clinic and results are available within the hour. More comprehensive testing is performed in an external laboratory. Typically, results are available within 48 hours from the laboratory.

What precautions should I take before a blood test?


Our medical team will make you aware of any precautions or prior prep that may be required. Our friendly team is happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about blood screening.

How often should blood tests be done?


Every cat is different, and some pets may require more or less screening than others. Blood testing should be done prior to any general anesthetic procedure. Routine screening should be done annually, even if your pet seems healthy. Blood testing may be used if your cat becomes unwell. Routine screening will help your veterinarian to detect disease or illness early, making treatment easier and more effective.

Do you also do urinalysis and biopsy?


At the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, we are able to perform urinalysis and biopsy. Urinalysis can be done in-house or sent to an external lab. Biopsies are also done in-house, but often the samples are sent to an external laboratory to be interpreted by a pathologist.

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Last updated: July 19, 2021

Dear Clients,

Thank you for choosing Morinville Veterinary Clinic for your pets' veterinary needs. As we continue to adjust to the "new normal," we have implemented new protocols to keep you and our team safe.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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.

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.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note our hours for the following 2021 dates:

July 28: 8am-4pm (Open 4pm-9pm for food pick up only)
July 29: 8am-6pm (Open 6pm-9pm for food pick up only)
July 30: 8am-5pm (Open 5pm-9pm for food pick up only)
Aug 01: CLOSED
Aug 03: 8am-5pm (Open 5pm-9pm for food pick up only)

Aug 05: 8am-6pm (Open 6pm-9pm for food pick up only)
Aug 18: 8am-4pm (Open 4pm-9pm for food pick up only)

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Morinville Veterinary Clinic