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Top 5 Tips for Loving Your Senior Pet

At Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, it’s SENIOR TIME, and we are celebrating your senior pets! Book your senior pet for a full senior wellness exam and senior blood screen at a special discounted rate between October 15th and December 15th, 2018.

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Environmental Enrichment and Your Feline Friend!

Cats are a very popular pet and are increasingly kept indoors as more of our population lives in busy cities. By keeping your cat indoors, you can substantially increase its lifespan.

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Can Dog’s Catch a Cold or Flu?

It’s Cold and Flu Season (Already?!). Many of us have already been stuck in bed by now nursing a bug. It is horrible for humans, but can your dog catch a cold or the flu too?

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Being a Vet Assistant

Here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, we provide a broad spectrum of treatments and procedures.

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Halloween Is Just Around the Corner, Are You “Pet Ready” for the Big Night?

This Halloween, we want to make sure your pets have a safe and fun evening. Here are a few simple tips to help get you through the night!

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Last updated: March 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are very excited to welcome you back into our lobby! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team safe.

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business. 

As such, effective October 6, 2020, we will no longer be available for after-hours, on call services between midnight and 7:00 am. After-hours emergency care will be referred to Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital between the hours of midnight - 7:00 am. They can be reached at 250-933-0913.

We will continue to be available until midnight for your call-in, after hours needs.

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:30 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 Van Isle Veterinary Hospital