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.
We recommend that all dogs be neutered (a term which includes the spaying of female dogs and the castration of male dogs). Not only does neutering help reduce pet overpopulation, it is also beneficial for your dog’s health because it reduces or prevents certain diseases.
The procedure to neuter/spay a dog involves the surgical removal of the reproductive organs under a general anesthetic. This means the uterus and ovaries are removed from female dogs and the testicles are removed from a male dog.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
It is important to neuter/spay your dog for several reasons. The procedure helps reduce unwanted behaviours such as inter-dog aggression and inappropriate urine marking. In male dogs, it reduces or prevents serious health conditions such as testicular tumours, venereal diseases, prostatic disease, paraphimosis (which is a permanent painful erection), and perianal hernias. In female dogs, it reduces or prevents serious health conditions such as uterine tumours, pyometra (which is a severe infection of the uterus), venereal disease and mammary tumours.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
There isn’t an exact age that is correct for all dogs. There are factors to consider, such as the size of the dog and the breed of the dog. Typically, the procedure should be done prior to sexual maturity but please contact us to discuss your dog’s specific needs.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
The cost associated with a neuter/spay depends on several factors – the sex of the dog, the age of the dog, the size of the dog all play a part in the cost of the procedure. Please contact us to get an exact quote for your dog.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm Friday: 8 am - 4 pm Saturday & 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!