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.

Critical Care for Critters

Small animals can become unwell for an array of reasons or circumstances that range from stress to not eating or drinking due to mouth issues, gut issues, etc. In times when small animals face difficulty eating or drinking, many pet owners panic and don’t know the next steps they should take to help their little ones.

To help you be more prepared, we’ve included a few steps below:

    1. Contact a veterinarian that is familiar with your critter. E.g. guinea pig, rat, lizard, etc.
    2. With approval from your veterinarian, they may suggest a visit for treatments/medications to help your animal in its time of need.
    3. If advised by the doctor, you can also begin the “critical care” diet, which will usually involve syringe feeding for however many days suggested until they are interested in food/water again.

Overall the best steps towards a healthy critter are consistent wellness exams by your local veterinarian. Keeping on top of exams for your little one can avoid stressful situations down the road.

Just like dogs and cats, our little friends are just as important to us, and the best care needs to be provided to keep them healthy and safe.

If you have any questions about your pet, please give us a call at 519.773.3911

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Last updated: September 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aylmer Veterinary Clinic