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?
Cats can hide symptoms well and subtle changes in your cat’s health can be easy to miss. Regular blood screening can catch potential issues before they become serious health risks like diabetes, kidney or liver disease, or thyroid problems.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
We offer many in-house blood tests that are ready that day or within hours. More complicated or unusual blood tests can be sent away to a larger laboratory and may take several days up to 1 week to get results.
How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?
Sometimes cats need to be fasted prior to taking blood or taken several hours prior or after giving a medication. Please ask your veterinarian or our team members for further instructions.
How often should blood tests be done?
Yearly wellness blood screening is recommended, especially as your cat ages. For specific diseases, specific in-house blood tests may be required as frequently as once or twice a week. Talk to your veterinarian to decide what is best for your pet.
Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsy?
Yes, we perform urinalysis daily in-house and biopsy as needed. Biopsies are sent away to a special lab for testing. Quick fine needle aspirates are also done in-house and can be looked at here or sent away for special testing by an expert histopathologist.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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 519.428.2630. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will meet you at the front vestibule 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 meet you at the front vestibule to return your pet 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. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. We will take the payment over the phone and a team member will meet you at the side door for your order pick up.
You can also use 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 Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Queensway Veterinary Hospital