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.


10 Dog Holidays to Celebrate

As humans, we have holidays we celebrate such as Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, etc. So what about our pets? It turns out they have their very own holidays worth celebrating too!

January 29 – Seeing-Eye Dog Day

These pups are the eyes of their owners. They deserve a very special celebration for providing eyes to the world to their blind humans.

February – Dog Training Education Month

Dog training never stops, no matter how old our furr babies become. Training is something that continues throughout their whole life. During the month of February, it is encouraged to continue working on training issues. This can mean improving on commands or developing new ones.

February 2 – Sled Dog Day

  • Originally this holiday was created to commemorate the 1925 Alaskan rescue mission that inspired the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Sled dogs deserve their day of celebration, perhaps by putting their paws up for a rest.

February 23 – International Dog Treat Day

  • Your dog likely agrees this day should be every day of the year! Mine sure do!

March 3 – What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day

  • Just imagine… you’re busy at work all day long, driving in traffic, planning dinner… What would it be like to come home to a clean house with dinner made??!?? If our dogs and cats had opposable thumbs, they could take care of everything while we’re at work! Wouldn’t that be nice…

March 15 – 21 – National Dog Bite Prevention Week

  • Spring is in the air…. This week it’s recommended to help educate yourself and others about dog behaviour, learning how to read a dog’s body language to help prevent biting dogs.

April – Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month

  • The time of year where ticks start running rampant everywhere! To help prevent your dog or cat from Lyme disease, visit your veterinarian for the best prevention protocol for your lifestyle and pet. You can also get the Lyme vaccination for your dog, always a good idea.

June 22 – Ugliest Dog Day

  • Many of us will disagree with this, there are no ugly dogs – just unique! Today, celebrate your dog’s quirks and flaws that make him, him or her, her. All dogs are beautiful and deserve extra lovin’ today!

September 22 – AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

  • Today is a day the great lovers of dogs are celebrated! Especially the responsible dog owners.

December 2 – National Mutt Day

  • As much as we may love our purebred pups, today is all about those mix breeds! Celebrate your Labradoodles, your German Shepherd/Border Collie x, they deserve the extra lovin’.

I know what you’re thinking. No, I haven’t forgotten about the holidays for our cats! To be continued….

– Amanda, Practice Manager
Information is courtesy of www.dogster.com



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Why I Love My Rescue Dog

In April of 2018, I lost my best friend, Becky. She was my 13-year-old beagle I had loved since I was 8 years old. She was my whole world, and when she passed away, my heart was empty for a long time. I never thought I’d have another dog again.

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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.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 519-773-3911. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, 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.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment from your vehicle. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the online store button. We have currently lowered our delivery fee, and it's free for orders over $50.

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 jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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 Aylmer Veterinary Clinic