We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Neutering involves a surgical procedure to make your dog sterile, or unable to have or produce puppies. It is important for population control and it offers a number of other benefits as well.

What does neutering/spaying a dog do?

In males, we remove the testicles through a small incision, just in front of the scrotum. This removes any sperm and dramatically decreases testosterone. In females, we usually remove both the ovaries and the uterus. A neutered (spayed) female no longer has cycles and cannot have puppies.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Population control. In females, if we spay them younger, it minimizes the chance of developing mammary tumours. Also in females, it eliminates the risk of pyometra, a life-threatening infection in their uterus, as they age. Neutered males virtually have no prostate issues in their senior years, will not wander after a female in heat and often, will decrease male aggression. It also results in the reduction or elimination of some behavioural issue like aggression and dominance, roaming, and urine-marking.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

We recommend five months of age, or older. There are a few benefits to waiting for a few months past the six-month mark for specific breeds of dogs. Please feel free to ask us about this, there is always new research!

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

Surgery costs will vary based on your pet’s age and weight. Contact Park Road Veterinary Clinic and one of our team members would be happy to help get a customized quote together for you.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 519-759-3031. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Sunday: Closed.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic