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Rabies

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 have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Additional measures include:

APPOINTMENTS

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.

HOURS OF OPERATION

We are still OPEN with the following hours:

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

NEW PET OWNERS

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.

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 Petroglyph Animal Hospital