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.

Blood Tests for Cats

Bloodwork aids in the diagnosis and staging of disease and also helps us to tailor anesthetic protocols specific to your cat and their needs.

Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?

At Companion Animal Hospital, we use bloodwork to look for underlying complications with organ function or blood cells. This information is used to determine a treatment plan, tailor anesthetic protocols or postpone surgery. It is essential to have a healthy baseline of blood work that can be used as a reference if an illness is to occur later.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

Bloodwork that is run in our internal lab has a quicker turnaround time for results. Lab work that we need to send to an external lab may take upwards of a few days. Rest assured, when we receive results in-house or externally, they get sent to the doctor right away. As soon as we know, you’ll know!

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?

Our accommodating client care specialists can help you prepare your cat for any blood tests recommended by your veterinarian.

How often should blood tests be done?

Annual blood work can help to catch any changes occurring in your fluffy friend. Other factors may call for more frequent blood work, such as blood glucose curves, T4 (thyroid testing), and long-term medications.

Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?

At Companion Animal Hospital, we are fitted with the supplies to run in-house urinalysis and take biopsies.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 took effect Thursday, March 19, 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 902.434.3111. We will meet you at the door and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Once the examination is finished, the veterinarian will call you to discuss treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a cell phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive appointments and surgeries. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following NEW hours as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 :
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED.

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 hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and bring your order to the door. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

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 roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

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 Companion Animal Hospital