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.
Back to school days are very fast approaching. Your carefree lifestyle will change into more of a routine schedule with kids going back to school. This not only means a change in your routine schedule but also the schedule of your fur family as well.
Have you considered how this will impact your canine family? Don’t get me wrong, your, feline family will miss you as well, however, cats usually make themselves scarce during the day. The need for feline family is generally on their terms and time (usually at 5 am for my 3 feline babies).
Dogs are more social creatures who are loyal to the point of following us or the kids around each room of the home. This could potentially cause a little distress for him/her once school starts and the house falls silent during the day.
There are a number of things you can do to keep your dog from missing you too much during the first few weeks of your routine change.
Have a family member stop by your home during the day to check in on your doggy.
Check-in your City/Town to see if there are any people who have a dog walking business that can come by during the day to walk your buddy. Perhaps a responsible young adult in your neighbourhood would gladly take on walking your dog for a small fee.
Check with any animal boarding facilities or vet clinics that offer doggy daycare services. A daily fee will have your pup spend the day romping and playing with other dogs! Pretty sure they would love it and you will have a very content and tired fur baby who will want to sleep all night when they get home.
Start a routine of walking your dog longer in the evening or spend some time in the backyard playing fetch with his favourite toy, ball or stick will help expel some excess built up energy from the day.
If you have one dog, you could think about getting another pup or even a cat to keep each other company during the day.
If you are lucky enough to be able to work in a place that allows you to bring your pets to work it would be ideal! I have the pleasure of sharing my day at the office, with my coworker’s very social, lovable and goofy pug named Mabel. Sometimes we are joined by the meows of a handsome feline named Rodney who loves to sing the song of his peoples!
If you have any questions, give us a call at 709.368.7981.
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!