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?
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.
We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.
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
Beginning on Monday, June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital