Preventive Medicine

We offer an array of services to keep your pet healthy for a long and happy life. Prevention of health problems is our goal, but we are also comfortable treating many medical issues which may arise. Preventative care for your pet may include :

  • Annual exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Titre testing
  • Nutrition consultation (Weight loss, allergies, finding the best food for your budget etc)
  • Oral assessments, dental cleanings and radiography, as well as client education on dental care
  • Baseline blood-work with our in-house laboratory
  • Routine nail trims and ear cleans
  • Parasite treatment and prevention

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." We pride ourselves on our dedication to client education regarding the importance of good nutrition to prevent many potential ailments. From obesity to allergies, our nutrition consultant, Michelle, can help you find the best diet for your pets. 

Puppy and Kitten Plans

The best part of our day is welcoming new puppy and kittens to our practice! It is a time of excitement for the entire team as the pets get introduced to as many staff members as possible. We love to see the whole family come in as all members of the household should participate in the care of your new pet.
  We are happy to give you all the assistance you require because adopting a pet is a very important decision as you are committing to loving that pet for its entire life.

The most important part of the very first visit is a thorough physical examination. It is an opportunity to make sure that your new member of the family is healthy and has no obvious genetic problems. We will answer any questions because we understand there is a lot to know about raising a puppy or kitten. We will also counsel you on proper nutrition as it is a very important component to keep your new family member healthy. Keeping them healthy early in life, giving them a good start, often leads to good health later in life. 

After being weaned from their mother, the protection against infectious diseases obtained from their mother starts to decline. It is at this time that we begin to vaccinate with the core requirements, typically at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Our current protocol follows the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) standards of 2011. Breeders may give a vaccine at 6 weeks but this does not mean the puppy or kitten does not need the 8 week injection. The antibodies provided by the 6 week vaccination are usually short-lived due to residual maternal immunity. A thorough physical examination is conducted at each visit to ensure your puppy or kitten is healthy before administering the vaccines.  We will continue to discuss behavioural health and nutrition with every appointment. We will also discuss the expected lifestyle of your pet to decide if certain non-core vaccinations would be recommended for them. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, we can walk you through typical health concerns of your breed, how to keep your new pet safe, and we can even recommend the best local places to do puppy classes.

All puppies and kittens are routinely de-wormed for common intestinal parasites. In fact, we encourage year round de-worming to reduce the parasite load in the environment and consequently, health risks to your family. We can also guide you to a deworking schedule for adult pets, based on their lifestyle.

One of the most important things about the first few visits is making the vet clinic a fun place to be. "Happy visits' will set your new pet up to be relaxed in our building, and comfortable with our staff. We encourage you to bring your puppy or kitten in at any time to be coddled and loved by our staff so they learn that the vet clinic can be a fun place to be.

Our Puppy and Kitten plans include: Vaccinations-3 sets including Bordetella (dogs) and Rabies, spay/neuter, tattoo, a free bag of high quality food, a free puppy groom, a free 30 day Trial Pet Insurance  and discounted ID Tags. On average, the puppy plan will save you around $60. 

Come and visit us for more information!

Senior Wellness Plan:

 Is your pet over seven years old?  We recommend our Senior Care program.  

This Program includes a complete physical exam, a complete blood count, a complete chemistry profile, a urinalysis, thyroid hormone check and early indication testing for kidney disease. These tests can help in the diagnosis of cancer, infection, anemia and bleeding problems, and provides insight into the status of your animals immune system. The chemistry profile will assess the function of liver, kidneys, pancreas and other organs.  A complete urinalysis assesses kidney function, and can indicate urinary tract infections and crystals. It is rather common for senior pets to have underlying diseases which they are not showing symptoms of. For example, most cats don't begin showing signs of Renal Failure until their kidneys are only 33% functional. Early detection of disease could add years to your beloved pets life. The goal of the Senior care program is to provide a better quality of life for a longer period of time.

Sign Up Using the Form Below or Call 250-564-1315.

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OSPIKA ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed