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?
Many diseases such as kidney, thyroid, pancreatic and heart disease, are diagnosed with blood testing. Results are kept in your cat’s medical records and we are able to trend changes early which leads to treatment plans and management of the disease allowing a longer and healthier life for your cat. Heartworm and Tick-borne disease screening are available, allowing us to respond quickly to these problems, and feline viruses such as feline Leukemia, FIP can all be detected by blood testing.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
Blood testing can be done either in our hospital lab, or we send them out to the larger national labs for tests not available in our hospital. In-house testing can be done in a matter of hours, whereas testing done out of the house can take 1- 2 days.
How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?
Bringing your cat to the hospital in a safe and practical cage is step number one. We generally take your cat to our treatment area where our well-trained staff can quietly restrain your cat for a blood draw.
How often should blood tests be done?
Blood testing is best done annually to keep a current baseline.
Does your clinic perform urinalysis and biopsy?
Our hospital is able to perform urinalysis for the detection of bladder infections, diabetes, bladder stones, and crystals.
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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital