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.
Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?
They are good screening methods used to prevent internal disease, look for trends and manage diseases your kitty may have (ex. diabetes or hyperthyroidism).
How long does it take to get blood test results?
Blood tests in the hospital take about 30-40 minutes to run, while blood tests to the lab can take 1-3 business days depending on which tests are run.
How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?
Your veterinarian will help you to prepare for any necessary blood test based on the type of test required. Anti-anxiety medications may be recommended if your cat is very nervous in the hospital.
How often should blood tests be done?
Depending on which blood test is being conducted, adults should have blood work done once a year, and seniors have their bloodwork done every 6 months. Some blood tests to monitor medication levels or blood glucose will be done as needed for your cat’s condition.
Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?
Yes, Alouette Animal Hospital can perform urinalysis and biopsies when required.
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, 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 Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5. 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 Alouette Animal Hospital
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