We are a full service animal hospital, providing preventative, wellness and emergency care to all your pets’ needs. We believe in proactive care and using the latest and advanced laboratory technologies to provide optimal care and screening for your pets.
We offer the highest of animal care standards, making sure your pets leave happy and healthy. With our advanced in house lab, we reduce wait times for laboratory results and we never have to send away your pets information or lab work as we process it on site. We have flexible appointments and are open six days a week. As well, we provide emergency and urgent medical care six days a week. We see many different pets from cats and dogs to birds and reptiles. Below are some of the services we offer at the Sackville Animal Hospital, as well as payment estimates and methods information..
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as respiratory distress, rat bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion, among others. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Sackville Animal Hospital, we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets
- Small Farm Animals
VacciCheck® Antibody Test:
Many consequences can arise from over vaccinating your pet. We have incorporated titer testing into our practice to help ensure your dog does not receive an over vaccination. Now, with VacciCheck® Antibody Test, we can now measure three canine antibody titers (the concentration of virus tested by titration) for: Infectious Hepatitis (ICH), Parvovirus (CPV) and Distemper (CDV). With this test, we can make sure that your dog is receiving the appropriate amount of vaccination. The test provides a reliable and accurate result within 21 minutes, rather than having to send blood work to a laboratory. With these results, we can modify your dogs vaccine program and make sure your dog is vaccinated appropriately and not excessively.
Thyroid disorder /Hyperthyroidism testing:
At Sackville Animal Hospital, we are equipped with the advanced laboratory equipment allowing us to run numerous tests without having to send away blood work. Thyroid problems in dogs and cats have proven to be a more common issue than before. Cats and dogs experience thyroid disorder and hypothyroidism very differently, and can also have very different but serious health complications associated with the disorder.
In dogs, thyroid disorder can cause weight gain, depression, skin problems and even hypotension (low blood pressure). Alternatively in cats, thyroid disorder can cause behavior changes, weight loss, hyperactivity, vomiting and even diarrhea. These health complications can be treated much easier if caught early. We have the advanced in-house laboratory equipment to diagnose and treat your pets on-site. This reduces waiting time for lab results and also reduces the chance your pet’s laboratory results being misplaced or confused with another pet.
We believe in using minimally intrusive surgical procedures whenever possible, as these procedures are generally safer and provide better outcomes. Rather than doing an open abdomen surgery where the incision is fairly large and intrusive, laparoscopy procedures can be done with an incision wound as small as 5 mm. The procedure involves placing a small needle into the abdomen and inflating the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas to distend the stomach and allow for visualization and working space. Small surgical instruments are used in the small incision to complete certain procedures. As well, laparoscopy can use used as a diagnostic technique to do biopsies, visual observations and help rule out disease or cancer. Although there are still risks associated with this form of surgery, the surgery is safer and has a shorter recovery time.
Sackville Animal Hospital operates an open hospital. This means that our team welcomes owners to be with their animals during any medical procedure, whether a simple vaccination or a complex surgery.
Sackville Animal Hospital accepts payment via cash, MasterCard, AmEx, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.