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.

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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Your Pet Gazette - Spring Issue

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.

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Annex Animal Hospital