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.


Have You Thought About a Senior Pet?

It’s easy to understand why people fall head of heals for those cute little puppies and kittens that are up for adoption, although they require a great deal of commitment as they grow up. Shelters have a harder time finding homes for senior pets, even though they still have plenty to offer to the perfect family.

If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, here are some reasons why you should consider a senior pet.

What you see is what you get. The great thing about a senior pet is that they are fully matured, which means they have fully formed demeanour, temperament, and personality.

They are not always a “problem dog”. Especially senior pets can be brought to the shelter for a variety of reasons, including; allergies, the death of a guardian, a new baby, loss of a job, a move, change in work schedule or just doesn’t want the pet anymore. Give every dog a chance and take the time to know them all.

They tend to be calmer. Senior pets still require regular exercise and quality playtime, although they will also enjoy cuddling up with you on the couch. They have experience being part of a family. Senior pets that were once in a family home may understand the basic household etiquette and may have an easier time settling in as a member of your family.

Easier to teach an old dog new tricks. Your senior pet might already be housebroken and familiar with basic commands, although if needed, they tend to be calmer and have better attention spans, making them easier to train.

Senior pets need loving homes too! Often Overlooked, senior pets are wonderful animals and seem to understand the second chance you’ve given them and form a very special bond with your family.

Written by: Monica Blanchard, RVT



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital