With rabies currently in the news after a tragic incident on Vancouver Island, we felt it important to highlight the important role veterinarians play in the control and prevention of rabies in domestic animals. Rabies is a zoonotic disease that can be passed to humans and is almost always fatal without post-exposure treatment. Along with other precautionary measures to reduce human and domestic animal exposure to the rabies virus, it is vitally important that dogs/cats/ferrets are vaccinated against rabies as per veterinary protocol. In most cases, domestic animals will be vaccinated at 16 weeks of age and boosted per established guidelines. Indoor animals are recommended to receive the rabies vaccine as exposure may still happen if a pet accidentally gets out of the house or if a wild animal, such as a bat, gains access to indoor areas.

For further information, please contact us, and we are happy to discuss the right vaccination protocol for your pet.

Written by: Petroglyph Animal Hospital



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we encourage wearing masks in our hospital to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members. Masks are only required while in the examination room with the veterinarians.


Due to the increasing demand for appointments, we are implementing a late cancellation and no show fee. Starting June 2, 2021, appointments missed or cancelled less than 24 hours before will be subject to a $25 fee.


We are still OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Veterinarians available between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety.

- Your dedicated team at Petroglyph Animal Hospital