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.

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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.

Annex animal hospital vet tech team photo

Venessa the vet tech wearing a mask

Victoria the vet tech holding a black cat

 

 

 

 

 

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 the vet tech holding a dog Jessica the vet tech performing a dental hygiene procedure Jessica the vet tech and a veterinarian reviewing dental x-rays

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

Victoria and Venessa wearing surgical caps

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 – Shine A Spotlight On Your Cat's Health

From August 31st to October 3rd, we are running a special promotion for the well-being of our feline patients.  We understand that bringing your cat to see the vet can be a bit stressful for some pets and their people too.  If you find this process challenging, give us a call at 416.537.3128 to speak with one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians for helpful tips on fear-free vet visits for cats.

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Last updated: July 30, 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: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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