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.
We recommend fecal exams as they are an important part of your pet’s annual exam. Fecal exams allow veterinarians to check your pet for intestinal worms that can be harmful to them and some also for us. Urinalysis is a test that can detect and assess a wide range of disorders such as urinary tract infection, kidney disease, and diabetes. It is important to perform these screening test as prevention is always easier than treating after the fact.
It is a commonly used screen to diagnose parasitism in your pet. It requires a stool sample from your pet to be examined under a microscope to determine whether or not they have any intestinal parasites.
What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?
Fecals can determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia.
How is a fecal parasite screen done?
A stool sample is sent to the lab to be analyzed for parasites. We also perform in-house tests as well, just not a sensitive to picking up some internal parasites.
Cat stool sample instructions?
Needs to be fresh, can come right from the litter box with litter still on it. We generally send home a stool container for them to return to us.
Cat stool test cost?
The stool sample cost can vary as to what the veterinarian is looking for. Contact the clinic for further information on how to collect a stool sample and the cost associated.
Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually.
A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease. It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & 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 Hillcrest Animal Hospital