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.
Spending Summer Days Hiking with Your Canine Companions!
August 1, 2019
Some of the best friends you will have during your lifetime are in the form of canine companions. They are and always will be a man’s best friend! So why not show your canine companion how much you love them by spending some time with them hiking some of our beautiful trails.
Here in Newfoundland, we have endless hiking trails to take advantage of during the long beautiful days of summer. Below are just a few of our amazing hiking/walking trails for you and your pups to take advantage of.
Signal Hill is a hill which overlooks the beautiful City of St. John’s. Signal Hill has one of the most amazing hiking trails that will take you down the hill and around the rugged coastline of the St. John’s narrows to the Battery. You and your dogs are sure to enjoy this hike!
Pippy Park is approximately 3,400-acres it is the largest provincially-managed urban park in Canada. Found in the middle of the City of St. John’s, you can find endless trails to explore or take a leisurely stroll along the City Streets.
The East Coast Trail boasts a multitude of trails to choose from. From the novice hikers to the most experienced. There is literally something for everyone and, depending on you and your canine’s energy level. To find out more about the trails and their locations click here.
Just a short drive out of town in beautiful Conception Bay South is the Manuels River Trail. It has a very beautiful trail that travels along the Manuals River with stops along the way for your buddy to take a little dip in the river to cool off during your jaunt. There are activities for all your family on the Manuels River Trail click here for more information.
These are just a few of the wonderful places to spend some time walking or hiking with your canine and human family! Remember to always bring along supplies for your pups, treats, fresh water, appropriate leash. The summer is fleeting so get out there and enjoy it while you can!
If you have any questions, please 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!