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

Although doing a physical exam on your pet can help the doctor make a diagnosis, specific blood values can reveal more than the eye can see. Blood testing may be recommended for several reasons, whether that be pre-surgical, wellness screening, or for monitoring the effects of long term medication use. Blood tests can tell us things that a physical exam cannot. It helps us find out what is wrong when your pet isn’t feeling it’s best and it can help diagnose things before they become a problem.

Why does my cat need a blood screen?

It may be recommended for your cat to have blood work done for several reasons. The most common reasons include pre-surgical, to make a diagnosis if there are ongoing concerns, and to monitor medication use.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

Most routine screens take 24 hours before we get results, but some can take up to a week.

What precautions should I take before a blood test?

Most routine screens do not require special precautions, but if there are instructions such as fasting, you will be told so beforehand.

How often should blood tests be done?

It is case dependent on how often blood work needs to be done. For animals on specific medications, blood work may be recommended to be done every 6-12 months.

Do you also do urinalysis and biopsy?

We offer in-house urinalysis, as well as sending urine to the external laboratory we work with. We also offer biopsy services that are sent to diagnostic laboratories to be examined.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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 Mill Creek Animal Hospital