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.
I’m now 9 months old and way more mature than the last blog.
I still enjoy chewing on shoes, especially Moms. I really enjoy coming to play with my friends, but don’t enjoy waiting for them to get here. Winter so far is my favourite season by far. Eating snow and sniffing below the surface is great fun. I prefer to go outside wait for the door to close, but then want to be let right back inside. Are you not coming out to play? I still have great difficulty in keeping all 4 feet on the ground. I really need to show my love by jumping up and then licking your face.
The boundless energy that this puppy has still is mind-boggling, does he never get tired? The simple answer is no. We have toys, stuffed animals, treats, stairs, balls, a Chihuahua who sometimes will play if Kota Bear bugs him enough. Kota Bear prefers that we not watch TV, as he is the star. He also doesn’t want us to sit comfortably on the couch or let us have enough covers to keep warm.
Winter weather is not a deterrent for this Kota Bear. Through his persistence, this puppy has made me go outside. Which if you know me, winter is not my thing. For me to go outside is quite a feat and one I begrudgingly admit to helping the spirits.
Many articles are published about the health benefits of owning a pet. This I can attest to. This chocolate bundle of energy has been great for the spirits for my entire family.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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 us. 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
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Barriefield Animal Hospital