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Bloodwork Services for Cats

For your feline friends, getting their blood drawn and analysed is a routine part of a complete healthcare regimen. There are certain aspects of their wellbeing that can only be identified by analysing samples of their blood. Call us at 250.475.2287 to learn more about our bloodwork services for cats.

When would my cat need to have their blood drawn?

We typically perform bloodwork during a routine, annual examination. Bloodwork is just one type of diagnostic testing we conduct. Other types include urine/fecal sampling, X-rays and ultrasounds. Blood testing is also usually required before your pet undergoes a surgical procedure, so we can see if they are a good candidate for anesthesia and the amount of anesthesia that they would require. Lastly, if the veterinarian is in the process of diagnosing your pet, they may request bloodwork done for further analysis and to confirm their findings.

Is bloodwork painful for cats?

There is very little pain or discomfort involved. Patients will feel like they are getting any other injection. The process is over within a matter of seconds, as we only need a small sample of blood.

How soon can I get the results of my cat’s bloodwork?

Thanks to our in-house lab, we can generate results in a matter of minutes. You can go home with the results along with an explanation of what they mean for your pet. We work with an outside lab for more complicated cases that need specialized analysis, but the vast majority of our blood testing is done in house.

Last Updated: August 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers 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".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    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 Pacific Cat Clinic