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

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 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

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 Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

5. 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.

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