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.


Dog Skin Care

Medical conditions associated with skin disease are one of the most common reasons for a veterinary visit. Lifestyle, age, and breed are all factors contributing to skin disease. If you have any concerns about your dog’s skin care, please schedule a dermatology consultation with one of our wonderful doctors at the College Manor Veterinary Hospital.

What are the causes, symptoms & diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?

There are many factors and causes that result in bacterial skin infections. A few symptoms to note are itching, redness, odour or discomfort. These infections can occur in any part of the body. If your pet is showing any of these symptoms, please call our office at 905-853-4706 to schedule a skin examination.

What are the causes, symptoms, and treatment for ringworms?

Ringworm is a type of infectious skin disease that we can see in people and in animals. It is caused by a fungus that invades the skin. It is a highly contagious infection that is spread through contact with the environment and with other infected individuals. Ringworm lesions often appear as an area with hair loss, redness, occasional crusting and itch. If you suspect your pet has ringworm, please call our office at 905-853-4706 to schedule an appointment.

What are the causes and treatment for allergic skin diseases?

The causes of allergic skin disease are very complex. Many things such as the breed of dog, the environment where you live and the diet that you feed your dog can all be contributing factors as to why your dog develops skin disease. This is why the diagnosis of allergic skin disease can be a prolonged investigative process and the treatment protocols will vary dependant on each individual need. Please call the office to schedule an appointment at 905-853-4706 if you suspect your dog has an allergic skin disease.

What are the causes and treatment for Parasitic skin diseases?

There are many different types of parasites that can cause skin disease from fleas to mites and lice. The risk of contracting parasites is related to age, lifestyle, and immunity of the pets. Treatments for parasitic skin disease can range from applying something topical to your dog’s skin, oral medications or shampoo treatments. The treatment protocol is dependent on the type of parasitic skin disease your dog has.

What are the causes and treatment for Hormonal skin diseases?

There are many skin conditions that are caused by abnormalities in hormone production and regulation in the body. Some examples of hormonal imbalances include problems with the thyroid, adrenal, or pituitary glands and on occasion the reproductive hormones. A comprehensive physical exam and blood profile is typically the first step in the diagnostic work up to assess which hormone is abnormal and initiate treatment.


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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 are effective as of Monday, March 23, 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 905.853.4706. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, 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 are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm & Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.

You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up, visit our website.

Note: Due to the continued health precautions recommended by Health Canada, we have elected to discontinue 'in clinic' pick-ups for items ordered via our Webstore including both medications and food with immediate effect. The delivery option is extremely flexible and they will deliver to your place of work, home, cottage or wherever you choose.

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.

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 College Manor Veterinary Hospital