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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is fast approaching which brings along a time of excitement, ghoulish customs, creepy-crawly decorations and festive fireworks! Although Halloween is thought of as a children’s holiday, it is just as important to think about our pets and ensure they have a safe, happy and fun night as well.

  1. Keep pets inside! While the streets are filled with ghosts and goblins, it is always best to keep your pets tucked up, safe inside.
  2. Find a quiet place. With the ever-ringing doorbell and opportunity for escape, find a quiet bedroom or basement your pet can safely retreat to until the excitement is over.
  3. If your pet enjoys the festivities and you want to show off their fabulous costume, make sure to keep it light and comfortable. Avoid anything that makes a loud noise when they walk or that they could chew, swallow or get tangled up in.
  4. What about all that Candy? Chocolate and other candy can be toxic to your pet. Ingestion can be quite serious. Always keep your Halloween treats stored up and out of your pet’s reach.
  5. Oh, those Jack-o-lanterns… Use LED lights or keep candles out of reach from those curious canines or frisky felines who can get burnt by an open flame or hot wax.

With these few tips in mind,  you can stay safe and have fun with your pet. Happy Halloween!

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Get a Cupcake and Support BC Animals in Need During Treat Week (Feb 24 - Mar 1, 2020)

Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is super excited to be hosting our 4th annual cupcake day fundraiser! BCSPCA celebrates “Treat Week” across the Province from Feb 24th – March 1st 2020 where business, pet owners and animal lovers can bake up a storm and sell treats with the proceeds going to BC animals in need.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

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

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

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.

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are continuing to expand our hours to better serve our clients and social distance our team with 1 vet and 1 tech here until 11:00 pm, 7 days a week.


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