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.

Spending Summer Days Hiking with Your Canine Companions!

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.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 - 8:00 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. Pick up will ONLY be available between the hours of 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM from Monday to Friday.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 info@sunrise-vet.ca.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Sunrise Animal Hospital