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?
Blood tests in cats provide us with valuable information about their health and wellness especially since they cannot speak for themselves. Blood test changes can give us clues as to which organ system might be affected when they are unwell. Blood tests can also provide peace of mind for owners if they are normal as to whether their pets are healthy on the inside as well as the outside.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
Depending on the test, we will usually have the results back from the lab within 24 hours. Once we receive your pet’s test results, they will be reviewed by one of our doctors, and you will be contacted by phone to discuss the findings.
How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?
Depending on the blood test you may be asked to fast (not feed) your pet before your appointment. Or if your pet is currently on any medication, you may be asked to book your pet’s test at a specific time around when they would normally get their medication. Together you and your veterinarian will determine the best way to prepare for your pet’s blood test appointment.
How often should blood tests be done?
It is recommended to have blood testing done yearly. However, depending on your pet’s medical condition or needs, it may be recommended more frequently.
Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?
Yes, we do offer urinalysis and biopsy. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with any question or to book an appointment.
We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients.
We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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 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 continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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 Clarkson Village Animal Hospital