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.
Blood tests are important to help determine your pets organ function and to detect certain diseases including diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease and more. Routine blood work can lead to early detection of some diseases, which can lead to a longer healthier life for your beloved furry friend, as treatments can then be started earlier.
Routine blood work helps uncover underlying medical problems that you and your veterinarian may not be aware of, giving valuable insights into the health of your cat and the opportunity to catch illnesses early.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
The blood draw itself takes approx. 5-10 minutes. If the blood work is run in-house, results are generally ready within 30-40 minutes depending on caseload. Sometimes the owner’s have the option to wait for the results, or your veterinarian can call you at your earliest convenience when everything is complete. When blood work is sent to an outside laboratory, reports can take up to 7 days before results are received. When complete results are received, your veterinarian will call you as soon as possible to discuss over the phone.
What precautions should I take before a blood test?
Our caring veterinary staff will guide you prior to the testing and inform you if any precautions are needed. Some animals may require to be fasted prior to a blood test.
How often should blood tests be done?
This will be dependant on a case by case basis. If your animal is on a certain medication, blood work may be required every 6 months to 1 year, your veterinarian will discuss this information with you prior to your pet being placed on the medication needed and would discuss with you the blood work recommendation.
Do you also do urinalysis and biopsy?
Yes, we perform full urinalysis in-house. We do perform certain biopsies, please speak to our veterinary team for further information.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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
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 506.382.0061. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 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 Mountain Road Animal Hospital