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.
Horray! Spring has sprung, bring out the sandals and the…bugs? Oh yes, there are small creatures who have been anxiously waiting for spring too. All the ones that we don’t like to think about – ticks, fleas, intestinal parasites (worms) and the abominable mosquitoes! During the warm weather, we take special care to make sure that we don’t pick up anything e.g. wearing long socks in the woods, insect repellent, long-sleeved shirts and pants in wooded areas, washing our hands well before we eat, etc. Although we would instead wear shorts and flip-flops, we realized that the short-term inconvenience is much better than dealing with mosquito bites or chronic illness from Lyme disease.
Our pets deserve the same consideration. The above mentioned “bugs” can cause a variety of issue, from itchiness and diarrhea to heart and kidney damage. Our pets benefit from the same protection we give ourselves by being given monthly protection until the cold weather returns. These medications help protect not only our pets but for us as well. A flea and tick preventative can help protect you from dealing with a flea infestation in the home, and also helps kill off ticks which are a serious concern to people. Some preventatives can be applied to the skin or given by mouth. Ask your veterinary team what is available for your pet. We are here to help!!
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 519-759-3031. 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: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. - Sunday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Pre-booked tech appointments only).
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic