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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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.

It is still preferred that you stay in your vehicle while we bring your pet in for their appointment. However, as of Monday, July 21, 2020, we will be allowing one client to accompany their pet during their visit.

Along with wearing a face mask and using hand sanitizer, any client wishing to be present during an exam will need to record your name, phone number and email address for contact tracing purposes, in compliance with Alberta Health requirements.

Should you choose to come in with your pet, we kindly ask that you comply with the following protocols:

  • Our doors will remain locked. Please call us at 780.939.3133 upon your arrival.
  • Physical distance with staff and other clients while inside the building.
  • Face coverings must be worn to enter the clinic.
  • Use hand washing station upon entry.
  • 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".
  • If you wish to wait in your vehicle during the appointment, 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.
  • 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

    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