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.

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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: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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. 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

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