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 believe getting your dog spayed or neuter has many benefits for your pet and for the pet population. Spaying and neutering help to control the number of pets without a home, that end up in shelters. There are also health and behavioural benefits too.
When your dog gets spayed or neutered, they go under anesthetic and one of our veterinarians surgically remove their reproductive organs.
Why is it important to neuter/spaying my dog?
It is important to spay and neuter your dog not only from preventing unwanted pregnancies it will also help prevent serious health concerns. When a female gets spayed, she is no longer at risk for pyometra, an infection in the uterus that can be life-threatening.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
We spay and neuter dogs starting at 6 months of age. For a female, this is usually before her first heat. We can spay or neuter a dog at any age, so if you have an older dog we still recommend getting them spayed or neutered. For females, if they have just had a heat, we want to wait 12 weeks after she has finished her heat to get her spayed.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Please give our clinic a call at 709.368.7981 to discuss the details of getting your dog spayed or neutered and the costs associated with the surgery.
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. 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.
5. 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!