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.
For the next couple of months, we will be focusing on our senior pets. If you are thinking about adopting a new furry friend, here are 4 reasons why you should consider a senior pet!
1. Senior pets are often already trained (including house training) which is excellent for people who do not have the time to dedicate to a new puppy/kitten, which would need a much more considerable amount of training.
2. If you are adopting from a shelter, the animal will likely be spayed or neutered, and up to date on vaccines.
3. Many shelters will even run diagnostic testing if necessary (i.e. bloodwork for heartworm/tick-borne diseases or fecal parasite screening), so you will have a good idea of their overall health status.
4. Most senior pets require less exercise, which is nice for people who would have difficulty taking them on several walks a day or have a smaller living situation.
Please feel free to call us at 905-664-4888 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about a senior pet. Senior dogs and cats still have a lot of love to give, and rescuing from a shelter will change their life and yours for the better!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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 905-664-4888. 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. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital