We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Cat Blood Test

Blood Tests for Cats

Blood tests are an important part of understanding your cat’s overall health and caring for your cat. Torbay Road Animal Hospital offers a variety of blood tests, so our veterinarians are better able to understand the health of your cat. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 753-0506 and we will gladly answer any questions you have!

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


Blood tests are important for your cat’s health because it provides answers to any medical conditions and to ensure that your cat is healthy.

How long does it take to get blood test results?


It could take as little as five minutes up to approximately 25 minutes.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?


To prepare your cat for bloodwork, it really depends on the type of blood test being performed. However, some things can include fasting your cat and ensuring they are not dehydrated.

How often should blood tests be done?


It is highly recommended that if your cat is going under general anesthetic, they should have blood work done prior to. If your cat is a senior cat, it is recommended that blood work is done yearly. In addition, if the veterinarian suspects any medical issues, blood work would be completed as well.

Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?


Yes – we do!

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Friday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 709.753.0506. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We are closed Saturday & Sunday.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Torbay Road Animal Hospital