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

At Oakbank Animal Hospital, we offer a wide range of on-site blood tests and other laboratory services such as urinalysis, fecal exams, ear/skin cytology and fine needle aspirates. Most of these tests yield same-day results.

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


Blood tests are important as they can aid your veterinarian in accessing your cat’s overall health. Typically, your veterinarian will recommend a blood test before any general anesthetic to assist in appropriate dosing and prescribing of long-term medications and to assess organ function. Blood tests can also be used to detect viral diseases, immune diseases and infections.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?


Your veterinary team will advise you on the appropriate steps required before your cat’s blood test.

How often should blood tests be done?


Your veterinarian will recommend a blood test before any major sedation or general anesthetic. Blood tests may also be recommended annually or as needed for senior cats. Cats are considered to be senior after 8 years of age. Regular blood screens are the most effective way to detect the early signs of renal failure in cats.

Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?


Yes, we offer urinalysis at our hospital.

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that 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

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 - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Note: After-hour emergency services are available for regular clients only.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital