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.
Spaying or neutering pets is important from a medical perspective. It helps decrease unwanted behaviours and has a significant impact when it comes to controlling the unwanted pet population (think strays and shelters).
Medically speaking, intact males and females are at risk for certain forms of cancer. Intact (non-spayed) females are at risk for a life-threatening condition called pyometra which is an infected uterus. Unspayed and unneutered dogs can display unwanted behaviours such as mounting and roaming/breaking out to access a mate. Too many dogs wind up in shelters every year because there are not enough homes for them. Bringing more puppies into the world only adds to this issue.
Spaying or neutering your dog ensures that they cannot reproduce.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
Most dogs will be spayed or neutered between 6-7 months of age. Some breeders of large breed dogs advocate for a later surgery (between 12-24 months) to allow for full growth. We are happy to work with you to determine what is best for your dog.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Your dog’s surgery, including pre-anesthetic blood work, the anesthetics used, the time required and post-operative medications, is tailored specifically to them. We are happy to provide you with an estimate of fees before the surgery following your dog’s examination.
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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed reception area” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to please call the number posted on our windows. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets and equine, as well as time-sensitive 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 - 7:30 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday: CLOSED
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
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.