We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Blood Tests for Cats

Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?

Blood tests are important as a screening health test to diagnose for early disease process when there are no clinical signs.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

We can run a number of blood tests through our in-clinic laboratory. We are able to get blood results on the same day for emergencies and routine bloodwork within 24-48 hours.

How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?

Most tests don’t need any preparation ahead of time, however, we will let you know if they may need to be fasted.

How often should blood tests be done?

How often blood tests are needed is specific to your pet. Some illnesses and medication require monitoring throughout the year, while some cats may only need monitoring annually.

Does your hospital perform urinalysis and biopsies?

At Muskoka Animal Hospital, we offer urinalysis and we run these tests through our in-clinic laboratory. We also perform biopsies.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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 Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Muskoka Animal Hospital