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.
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.
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 Monday, March 23, 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 709.368.7981. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!
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: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday: Closed.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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. 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. Payments for appointments can be taken over the phone by credit card or by e-transfer. E-transfers can be sent to email@example.com.
Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
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.