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.
Skin issues are very common, due to a wide range of causes from allergies, bacteria, yeast and parasites. Contact us if you notice your dog scratches or licks excessively, or if the skin is red, inflamed, “scaley,” or there are bald patches.
What are the causes, symptoms & diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?
There are many reasons for your dog’s skin irritation, some of the symptoms can range from hair loss, redness, scaliness and inflammation. Your veterinarian can take a scraping of the surface skin to determine the cause of the infection.
What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for ringworms?
Ringworm is a fungal infection, despite the name it is not caused by a specific worm. Ringworm’s name comes from the hair loss and scaliness, that occurs because of the fungus. It is zoonotic (which means it can be passed onto humans), so if you suspect your pet is infected with ringworm, please contact us as soon as possible to make an appointment.
What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?
Allergies are quite common in dogs and can range from environmental to food based. Our dogs can even be allergic to flea bites. Treatment varies based on the cause of the allergy.
What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?
Parasitic skin disease is caused by parasites such as fleas. Treatment includes eliminating the parasite and supporting your pet, while the symptoms resolve. Please contact us for the best options for you and your dog’s treatment.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing a limited number of clients in our clinic, however, we still encourage clients to stay in their cars where possible for annual exams, vaccines, wellness exams etc. 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.
Please discuss with the doctor when called during your appointment time if you wish to come into the building. This may not always be possible as there will be a limited number of clients in the building at one time as proper disinfection of exam rooms will have to be completed between appointments.
If you are coming into the building, an assistant will come to get you and your pet and escort you to the exam room.
Clients are required to use disinfection stations upon entering the building
Masks are to be worn at all times while in the clinic and social distancing must be strictly adhered to in our exam rooms.
If you have been ill with fever, headache, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, flu like symptoms or have travelled in the last two weeks, we kindly ask that you not enter our facility.
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 Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!