Our Services

      We are a full service veterinary hospital capable of handling almost all of your pet medical needs.

Preventive Care Examination and Vaccinations

Regular preventive care examination is one of the most important things you can do for your companion. It is all about preventive care and we want to make sure that we catch any potential problem early.

Vaccination protocols are individualized. We consider age, lifestyle, location, risk factors when developing a vaccination schedule for your pet.
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Sick and Injured Pet Care

Unfortunately, some dogs and cats will experience illnesses or injuries that need veterinary medical attention. We have the capabilities to diagnose and treat your sick and injured pet using the latest veterinary advancements and technology.
If we determine that your dog or cat needs overnight nursing care or specialist consultation we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate facility.      

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Senior Pet Care

Unfortunately our pets age much faster than we do and, as part of their survival instinct, they often will show no apparent signs until the disease has progressed to the point where they can no longer hide it.

We believe that they deserve the best care possible and we strive to help you and your pet, so they age gracefully and enjoy those senior years. Age itself is not a disease.
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     Pain Management and Control

Dogs and cats feel pain just as we do and our goal is to prevent, eliminate and control unnecessary suffering. 
We know that recognizing and alleviating pain is very important to our pets' long term health and well being. Their survival instinct makes them masters at hiding pain and just because they do not cry or show other obvious signs of pain it does not mean that they are not in pain. A good general rule is that if it would hurt you, it would probably hurt your pet.
Our pain management protocols are tailored to suit each individual patient,and it is based on the patient's age and conditions. Pain management and control is important to us.
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Oral Health Care - Dentistry Services

Dogs and cats need dental care too.
More than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop gum disease by the age of three years. In addition, 10 percent of dogs have a broken tooth with pulp exposure. This is very painful. In cats,a very common problem is feline tooth resorption lesions. They are similar to cavities and they are very painful and can become infected.

Proactive dental care will have a significant impact on your pet overall health, comfort and lifespan. We have a dedicated dental procedure room where we offer digital dental x-rays, ultrasonic scaling, polishing and dental surgery-extractions.

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                      Surgical Care

Various surgical procedures are performed in our hospital, including spay, neuter,
urinary bladder surgeries, gastrointestinal foreign body removal, biopsies, eye surgeries, lump removal and wound repair surgeries.
At our hospital a physical examination and preanesthetic testing is performed before surgery. We monitor your pet during the surgery and appropriate pain medication is given to keep them comfortable during recovery.

If your pet needs orthopedic or advanced surgical procedure we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to board certified surgeon.

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   Digital Radiography and Ultrasound

Our hospital is equipped with digital X-ray and veterinary ultrasound machines.
Ultrasound is a painless, non invasive imaging procedure used to diagnose different illnesses, pregnancy and safely collect biopsy samples or needle aspirates.
If your pet medical condition requires advanced interpretation the referral service of a radiologist is available.

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  In House and Reference Lab Tests   

We have an in house laboratory and we are capable of running blood tests, urine tests, fecal and cytological examinations, feline leukemia and immunodeficiency virus testing, and fungal-ringworm cultures.
This gives us the ability to make quick, informed decision about your pet's medical condition.
Also we have access to off site laboratories where almost any needed test can be run.

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   Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

Safety of our patient during surgery and other medical procedures is very important to us. While there is always risk of adverse reaction when we use anesthetic agents, the modern general anesthesia is generally very safe. General anesthesia in pets has advanced significantly in the last three decades.
Our patients are closely kept under observation by registered veterinary nurse, skilled in using anesthesia and monitoring.
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Emergency Care

               DURING OFFICE HOURS

If you have an emergency during our opening hours call us at 250.590.7979. Please be aware that we cannot give medical advice or diagnose over the phone or through email.                

                      AFTER HOURS

Should you find your pet in an emergency situation after regular office hours please call the nearest 24 hour emergency hospital at 250.475.2495.

                                  
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Microchip and International Travel

The best reason to have your dog or cat microchipped is the improved chance that you will get your pet back if she or he becomes lost or stolen and for traveling.
We use ISO standard microchips that can be red by scanners in other countries. No surgery or anesthesia is needed for implanting the microchip and it is no more painful than a typical injection.
These days more and more pets are traveling overseas with their owners. Some countries only require the proof of up to date vaccinations along with a health examination and certificate. Island nations that are Rabies free, have very strict regulations that must be followed accordingly and require a minimum of six months of planning ahead.
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Parasite, Flea and Tick Prevention

It is fairly common for a dog or a cat to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point in its lifetime. Parasites can affect your pet in a variety of ways, from simple irritation to causing life threatening conditions if left untreated. Some parasites can even infect and transmit diseases to you and your family.
In Victoria the "flea season" is all year round as fleas enjoy the same mild climate as we do. Some ticks are very common during the spring and early summer in the warm and moist areas of Vancouver Island. Beside Lyme Disease, ticks can transmit other infectious diseases such as Ehrlichia and Anaplasmosis, both diagnosed in Greater Victoria Area.

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                  End of Life Care

End of life decisions are never easy. However, there are some signs that can help you decide when the time has come. It is very important to work with your companion's doctor to fully understand the disease or injury that is responsible for your pet's condition.

We understand that the final moments of your pet's life are precious and the family deserves to spend those moments privately at home. We offer home euthanasia.

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   Therapeutic Food - Supplements

The prescription therapeutic diets are for individuals pets with specific needs. These diets are created specifically to prevent or delay onset of many medical conditions and help control existing diseases. We also offer a more natural veterinary nutrition with whole food ingredients.

Variety of scientifically advanced nutritional supplements are available for our patients, including those for joint health, skin and coat, liver, kidney and gastrointestinal health.

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Prescription Veterinary Medications

In order to meet the immediate needs of our patients we keep a well stocked in house pharmacy. Please call us prior picking up prescriptions, so we can have them ready for you when you arrive. We require 24 notice for prescription refills. For your convenience you can order refills online on our website.

Giving medication to our pets can be difficult.It can be more enjoyable for you and your companion by using all natural pill pockets or paste. Hypoallergenic formula is available.
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