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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 8, 2020 some 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards 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".
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 Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Torbay Road Animal Hospital