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.
Rescuing a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences in our lives. We accept them into our homes and hearts, and in return, they offer us unconditional love and companionship. For me, rescuing a 12-year-old cat was one of the greatest experiences.
Several years ago, I had decided that I wanted to get a cat. I was looking to adopt a kitten and had been searching for local classifieds and through the local shelters for one. It was during this time that an old, scruffy cat had been brought into the clinic I work at by a client. She was as a stray. They estimated that she was about 12 years old. She had horrible teeth, wasn’t spayed, and had worms. She was in rough shape. The clinic agreed to spay her and perform her dental procedures, removing all of her teeth. Unfortunately, she couldn’t be returned to where she was originally found because she no longer has any teeth, and would need to be in a home. It was at this point that I had to make a decision. At the time, I was already looking for a cat, and I had to decide if I wanted to take this scruffy looking creature home and give her a chance or leave her at the clinic, potentially leaving her to be euthanized if she couldn’t find a place to go.
I took her home on a trial basis for the weekend. When we got home, she walked out of the kennel and into my home as if she had lived there her whole life. Quinn finally had a home. That “weekend trial” turned into 6 of the most amazing years of my life.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 8, 2020 some 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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital