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.
At College Manor Veterinary Hospital, we recommend every pet has their ovariohysterectomy (spay) or orchidectomy (neuter) procedure done as soon as it is deemed appropriate by the veterinarian. Typically, we recommend spaying or neutering your dog at 6 months of age, but there are many factors to take into consideration when deciding when this procedure would best be done such as the size, breed, and temperament of your dog. One of our wonderful veterinarians would love to meet you and your canine companion and discuss this very important procedure in greater detail at your convenience. Please feel free to call us at 905-853-4706 to schedule a consult today.
Spaying or neutering your pet can help to prevent your best friend from having to go through otherwise unnecessary medical illnesses such as breast, or testicular cancers, prostate disease and unwanted pregnancies.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
There are many health and behavioural reasons behind why our veterinarians at College Manor Veterinary Hospital recommend having your dog spayed or neutered. Some of the health reasons to have your female dog spayed prior to their first heat cycle include unwanted pregnancies, reproductive system cancers, and spaying reduces their risk of developing breast or mammary tumours to almost zero. For male dogs, neutering helps to reduce the risk for prostate disease as well as male dominant and territorial issues associated with puberty.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
Typically, we recommend spaying (female) or neutering (male) your dog at 6 months of age, but there are many factors to take into consideration when deciding when this procedure would best be done such as the size, breed, and temperament of your dog.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Here at College Manor Veterinary Hospital we have created standard package prices for the spay or neuter of your pet based on the size of your pet (as the larger the dog is the more sedation, anesthetic etc. they will need to receive). All of our treatment plans include IV fluids, all medications required in clinic as well as pain medication to go home with you for several days after the procedure, all of the anesthetics and monitoring by our Registered Veterinary Technicians, the spay or neuter portion itself performed by one of our excellent veterinarians using our amazing surgical laser. Right up to their recheck exam seven days after the procedure. Please feel free to call the clinic at 905-853-4706 for the treatment plan that is appropriate for your dog.
Have you ever bought a plant to decorate for the holidays or dropped a vitamin accidentally? As these things do happen and can cause a potential pet poison risk, it is important to be informed as a preventative measure.
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