Blood tests – why is the veterinary team recommending this?
Blood tests can be used to diagnose many illnesses, aid in medication choices, assessing anaesthetic risk and guide health advice in animals at all stages of life. Risk minimization is paramount in any medical proceeding, whether it be human or veterinary. The use of blood tests allows insight into how well organs are functioning. Organs such as the liver and kidneys are largely responsible for metabolizing and excreting drugs used for sedation, general anaesthesia, pain relief and the management of many chronic illnesses. If either, or both organs, show elevated results we alter our medication choices accordingly to make procedures and chronic management of diseases safer.
Baselines are equally as important, so should you loved one become ill, creating a timeline is also an advantage of routine blood screening.
Here at Coast Animal Health we understand that many members of our community are facing extenuating circumstances and financial pressures, so we’ve decided to reduce our 24hour cancellation period to 3hours. With this in mind, no shows or cancellations made within 3hours of your scheduled appointment will incur a $50 fee to be paid prior to your next appointment.
Coast offer several alternative payment methods (Afterpay, VetPay & ZIP). Please ensure you advise our staff if you are paying by these methods, so we can accommodate your needs and that your accounts are set up prior to payment.