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.

Our Veterinary Technician Team Rocks!

In October, we celebrated all things awesome about our Registered Veterinary Technicians. The Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians decided in 2017 that celebrating for only one week just wasn’t good enough. So, we get to honour this team of professionally trained people for the whole month of October, and they deserve it! We had a lot of fun while showing appreciation for our team of super technicians in various ways.

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right, Venessa, Victoria, Jessica

What does a Registered Veterinary Technician Do While At Work?
Most people are surprised to discover the wide range of skills required to become a veterinary technician. At this practice, they have many responsibilities in a variety of fields such as anesthesia, radiology, pharmacy, nursing care, nutrition and weight management, dental hygiene, dental x-rays, client education and so much more. On any given day, you will find our veterinary technicians performing duties in patient care, surgery, dentistry and client care. They work together with our veterinarians to monitor and assess patients throughout any hospital procedure from the point of admission to the time they go home. They follow-up with clients and provide supportive care for patients who require ongoing care at home.

  

Jessica, Lead Technician, performing a dental hygiene procedure and reviewing dental x-rays

Veterinary technicians have been educated to work in the fields of small animal medicine, large animal medicine, research and diagnostic laboratory testing, as well as some specialty areas such as exotic pets and zoo animals. After graduation, they usually select a field of interest where they work to acquire additional skills and knowledge. Like veterinarians, they are required to complete regular continuing education courses to maintain their licensing and registration within the field and to keep current with changes in veterinary medicine. To find out more about joining this rewarding profession, go to the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians www.oavt.org

Vickie and Venessa sporting ear-tipped surgical caps from the Trap Neuter Release Program at the Toronto Humane Society where they generously help out regularly.

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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 416-537-3128. 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, 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 & Friday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

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 Annex Animal Hospital