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.

Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying/neutering is part of your responsibilities as a cat owner. It is a crucial part of ensuring that your feline friend has a great quality of life. By spaying/neutering your cat, you are setting them on the pathway to a long, healthy life.

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying/neutering a cat is an elective surgical procedure that ensures they cannot reproduce.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

By spaying/neuter your cat, you are significantly reducing their risk of developing a serious condition, such as pyometra, mammary tumours, prostate-related issues, cancers and many more complications.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

Spaying and neutering are both elective surgeries performed under general anesthetic. Our clinic offers these procedures in the morning from Monday through Friday.

We start to admit patients into the hospital between 7:30 – 8:00 am. Your cat will spend the majority of the day with us. Once the surgeon has arrived, we start to do our pre-surgical physical examinations. After the physical exam, we give sedative and pain management. Once under anesthetic, the procedure is performed by our seasoned veterinarians while being closely monitored by our rockstar surgical team.

After your cat has had time to rest and recover from surgery, we offer a small meal and water. By this point, one of your surgery team members will have already touched base with you to let you know how your feline friend did during surgery. We start setting up discharge appointments (a short ~10-minute appointment to review home care) between 2:00 – 8:00 pm. You will be sent home with a detailed discharge sheet, a few days of continuing pain medications, and an e-collar.

Our lovely client care specialists will give you a call a few days later to check up and make sure your cat has bounced back to its regular self.

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We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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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.

The following changes took effect Thursday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.434.3111. We will meet you at the door and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Once the examination is finished, the veterinarian will call you to discuss treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a cell phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive appointments and surgeries. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following NEW hours as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 :
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED.

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 hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and bring your order to the door. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

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 Companion Animal Hospital