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.
Canine Preventive Health Care and Vaccinations: We see your dog annually for a thorough physical examination. During this consultation, the veterinarian will review their overall health, diet, exercise and activities. We then recommend the core and elective vaccines that are required based on an individual dog’s age, medical history, and lifestyle. We will send you a reminder each year when your dog is due for an annual check-up and/or booster vaccine. The focus is on disease prevention and pro-active, customized health care plans for dogs in all stages of life.
What types of vaccinations does your hospital offer for adult dogs?
Vaccines fall into two basic categories. Core vaccines that protect dogs from diseases to which they are all at risk no matter what their lifestyle including:
Rabies – city by-laws require that all pets be vaccinated for rabies.
Canine Parvo Virus.
Parainfluenza Type II.
Non-core or elective vaccines include:
Bordetella (Canine cough infection) – this vaccine is often recommended for dogs that visit off-leash areas; boarding kennels or goes with a dog walker in a pack.
Leptospirosis – For dogs that may be at risk due to travel or lifestyle.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
It is important to follow to the vaccine schedule recommended by the veterinarian as overdue pets can be at risk of exposure to the viruses. Our vaccination programs are customized for individual patient requirements based on age, vaccination history, risk of exposure and lifestyle.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Regular vaccinations reduce the risk of contracting serious and sometimes deadly diseases such as Rabies. Even city pets are required by law to be vaccinated against Rabies as this virus can be carried by wildlife such as skunks, foxes, bats, coyotes, and raccoons. Vaccinations are an important way of preventing serious health risks to your dog. Prevention is always less costly and lower risk to your dog’s health than treating the disease after exposure.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
A client care representative will be happy to provide an estimate for vaccinations when you call for an appointment. All vaccination programs are customized based on your dog’s individual requirements. All our vaccination patients receive a full physical examination by a veterinarian.
Tick Prevention Recommended
Tick prevention remains a priority for our pets this spring: As the temperatures rise above 4 degrees, ticks become active and quest for food. Toronto Parks, woodland trails, grassy regions, and leaf piles all have the potential to contain ticks just waiting to hitch a ride on pets and humans. As we are already seeing pets with ticks this spring, our veterinarians feel that it is important to maintain vigilance by using tick protection on our pets.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. 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, heartworm testing, 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. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are still OPEN with the following hours: MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: 9 A.M. - 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M. SATURDAY: 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!