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.
Spaying and neutering is the most critical component of pet population control. Unfortunately, our shelters are still overwhelmed with a large number of dogs and cats that do not have homes. Spaying and neutering can ensure that we do not add to the issue of an excess of puppies or kitties that cannot find a loving home.
Neutering (‘castration’) is performed on males. This surgery involves the removal of both testicles and therefore eliminates testosterone from the body. It prevents male cats from reproducing and helps control the pet population.
Spaying (‘ovariohysterectomy’) is performed on females. This surgery involves the removal of both ovaries and the uterus and eliminates estrogen from the body. It protects against unwanted pregnancies.
When should I spay or neuter my cat?
We recommend that cats be at least six months of age before spaying or neutering. This ensures that they are big enough and old enough to handle anesthesia well. This is also an excellent opportunity for us to ensure that all the adult teeth have erupted as they should and that no baby teeth remain (what we call ‘retained’ baby teeth).
If there are siblings of different sexes in the house, it is recommended to spay and neuter a bit earlier (typically around about five months) to ensure population control.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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 519-453-2940. 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 OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!