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.
If you see any signs of overheating, contact and bring your pet to your emergency veterinarian immediately.
Top 9 Summer Pet Safety Tips
Cooler Hours – Exercise your dog in the morning or evening and avoid going outside midday during the intense heat.
Monitor the Humidity – When the humidity is high, the air is full of moisture and dogs are unable to pant enough to keep themselves cool.
Hot Paws – Avoid hot surfaces to prevent burns and blisters. Always do the “Hand Check” before going out for a walk or play. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pet.
Stay Hydrated – Providing fresh, cold water to your pet is essential to staying cool during hot days while playing indoors or outdoors.
Frozen Treats – You can make pet-friendly popsicles or ice cube treats to help keep your fur babies cool on warmer days.
Grooming – Keeping your pet adequately groomed, mat and tangle free or shaved down will also help keep your pet cooler.
Sun Protection and Shady Retreat – Pet-friendly sunscreen for dogs that are white, hairless and those with light coloured fur is critical to protect them from the sun against sunburns. Always provide a shade covered area to give them a break from the sunrays.
Hot Car – NEVER leave your pet in the car, not even if you think you’ll only be a few minutes or if you leave the windows cracked, the inside of a car can heat up very quickly.
Caution with At-Risk Dogs.
Some pets can overheat quickly, educate yourself about your pets needs before going out in the heat:
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). Clients are to wait in the waiting room during the exam since there is not enough space for physical distancing with the veterinarian in our small exam rooms. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then 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: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm 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!