Welcome to Sackville Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Call us at 902-865-6400
Operations Update as of March 16, 2020
First of all, we want to thank all of our clients for their support in these uncertain times, and we appreciate all that have taken the proactive steps of phoning or e-mailing ahead for orders. We wish to adhere to the Public Health Guidelines while also continuing to service our patients as best as we can. In an effort to remain at the forefront of exposure prevention, we will be implementing certain measures at our hospital. Next to keeping ourselves and our families healthy, maintaining our operations so that we may continue to provide medical care, prescription medications and diets, as well as advice to our patients, is our top priority. We ask for your help in ensuring these measures are implemented for the health and safety of our staff, as well as fellow clients.
As many of you are aware, our reception area is small, and more than 2 people within the waiting area fulfills the social distancing guideline set out by public health. Since it is very difficult for clients to determine whether other clients are emerging from exam rooms and to visualize the reception area from the outside, we are going to be restricting entry into the clinic by posting a staff member in the entry-way.
Whenever possible we ask that you phone ahead for food or medications, pay by phone or via e-transfer, and we can easily pass your order to you or arrange for delivery.
When you arrive for an appointment we ask that you phone ahead prior to entry so we can ready an exam room.
We request that no one who has traveled outside of the country, or been in contact with anyone thought to have come in contact with the virus, accompany their pet to an appointment. We also request only one person per patient attend.
We will be conducting all possible appointments in the parking lot, or by bringing the pet in by themselves and communicating via telephone, and limiting the entry of humans as much as possible.
We will be reducing the availability of non-urgent appointments, such as Annual Wellness Exams, Nail Trims, and reducing the amount of elective surgeries we book for the time-being. Rest assured that we will be honoring all dental promotions if we have to reschedule your appointment.
In the coming weeks our staffing levels may be reduced, which could impact our wait times and our capacity, but we will contact anyone impacted directly.
We have been notified by our main supplier to expect possible delivery delays, and possible medication supply interruptions. We strongly recommend that you contact us by e-mail, through the MyPetsWellness app, or by phone, to place orders of food and medication with ample notice. We recommend ordering larger bags of food when available.
Thank you for helping us stay healthy and operational during this process!
Dr Kristina Hughes and Dr Tyler Hughes
If you are seeking compassionate, unique animal care for your beloved pet - the doctors at Sackville Animal Hospital can provide you and your pet with a supportive, compassionate experience.
At Sackville Animal Hospital we go the distance to make certain you and your pet enjoy a long, happy life together. Our focus on wellness has provided all of our pet owners with a greater experience of enjoying a happy, energetic well-loved companion.
If you or your family has a pet who is showing symptoms of discomfort, illness or even unhappiness - simply visit us today for a full diagnosis, and a plan to keep your family pet healthy and happy for many years to come.
How To Best Support Your Pet's Wellness:
Make certain your pet receives annual wellness exams
Make certain your pet stays up to date with all pertinent, individualized vaccinations
Keep all pet nails clipped and trimmed
Watch for symptoms of parasites, fleas, ticks, worms or heart-worms and treat for them regularly
Choose exactly the right diet for your pet - good nutrition is key to wellness
If your pet is furry - brush them regularly for mat-prevention
Watch your pet's urine and feces output to verify they are well fed and hydrated, and worm or parasite-free
Weigh your pet as often as possible - ideally once a week to verify weight gain or loss, and keep track of this
Keep your pet's teeth or beak clean. Have your pet’s teeth professionally cleaned by your veterinarian at least once a year.
Owned by Dr. Tyler Hughes and Dr. Kristina Hughes
Lower Sackville Veterinarian | Sackville Animal Hospital | 902-865-6400
485 Sackville Drive
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia NS B4C 2S1