Veterinarian getting a blood sample from a cat

Blood Tests for Cats

The health of your pet can be assessed by blood tests. Bloodwork is one of the many tools your veterinarian uses to diagnose and monitor disease. Bloodwork is used in healthy animals as well to establish a baseline, so we can compare and monitor changes in the future.

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

Blood testing offers you and your veterinarian a glimpse into the internal health of your pet. Liver and kidney function can be measured, bone marrow health can be assessed, as well as thyroid levels among many other things.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

Blood test results can be available as quickly as the same day or 3-4 days depending on the test.

How often should blood tests be done?

Blood tests should be performed based on the recommendation of your veterinarian. Yearly blood work/wellness-screening is encouraged. As pets age, and for management of certain conditions blood tests may be required more often.


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Last updated: August 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies. Here is what you can expect during your next visit:

  • Our doors are open, and all clients are welcome inside.
  • Although restrictions have been lifted in the province, we ask that clients wear a mask if accompanying a pet inside the hospital.
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  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital