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Winter Hazards

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Autumn certainly disappeared in a hurry! We no sooner finished raking leaves and the cold weather was here. Winter can be a beautiful time of year, with fresh snowfalls, outdoor activities with our families and our pets.

We have a few recommendations for you to help keep your pets safe during this season:

1. Salt: Coarse salt is usually used for de-icing sidewalks and streets and can be dangerous for your dogs feet. Walking through it should be avoided. Prolonged contact can cause burns, and your dog can ingest it by licking his paws. If your dog will tolerate wearing boots that would be the safest way to keep his feet clean and dry. If not be sure to wipe the paws as soon as you come indoors. This will also give you an opportunity to check for cuts and scrapes from ice. Pet friendly de-icing products can be purchased for use instead of regular salt.

2. Extreme cold: If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet. Some breeds of dogs have been adapted to live in cold climates so some exceptions can be made. For dogs that do live outdoors proper housing is extremely important. Usually it’s best for dogs to stay inside and go outside for short periods of time to relieve themselves. Coats and boots help them to cope with the low temperatures. Cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite so it’s best to keep them indoors when it’s very cold out.

5/ Snowstorms: Did you know a dog can lose his scent trail and sense of direction in a snowstorm? This is a good reason to keep them on a leash if you are walking in a blizzard.

6/ Antifreeze: Antifreeze is one of the most dangerous hazards that face animals in the winter. It is extremely toxic and has a sweet taste so they are attracted to drinking it. It takes approximately 3 ounces of ethylene glycol (the active ingredient in antifreeze) to be lethal to a large dog. Please be cautious with its use and never let pets drink from puddles, they may contain antifreeze.

 

 

Exam Room

Update on Renovations

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Interior renovations are pretty well finished.  Everything is looking great and our work space is now far more efficient and cheerier.

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Treatment room

Our treatment room is where we spend most of our time doing surgery prep, dentistries and procedures such as nail trims.

We have two exams rooms with one for dogs and the other for cats to help make their visits here as stress free as possible.

Feline exam room

Feline Exam Room

 

We also have separate wards now for our hospitalized feline, canine and exotic patients and boarders to help make their stay with us as stress free as possible.

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Cat Ward

 

We have pictures everywhere, many of them being our very own patients: mammals, reptiles and birds. We love them all.

 

If you’d like to have a closer look at what we’ve done with the clinic please feel free to stop in. Our staff would love to show you around.

Renovations have started again!

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Our contractors are at it again! We are undergoing the next phase of our hospital overhaul. We are very excited to have reached this stage of our renovations. We are improving the existing surgery suite and have purchased a new patient warming system as well as a brand new dental machine. In the treatment room/ prep area we are insulating and drywalling, adding new cabinets and installing a new prep/procedure tub/table. Spookie will be acting as foreman for this phase of the rebuild and she will be providing updates as we progress.

Renovations are coming along nicely!

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The renos continue! The contractor is finally in the home stretch. These are just a few examples of what’s been happening.  There’s still lots to do but everything is finally coming together. We had fun drawing pictures on the walls of each ward before painting them!

Cat Ward

Cat Ward

Dog Kennels and Bathtub

Dog Kennels and Bathtub

Lab on the right, wards on the left. Dog ward straight ahead.

Lab on the right, wards on the left. Dog ward straight ahead.

The renos continue

Crystal painting

Exotics ward

Exotics Ward

 

Animal Pictures in frames

Gallery of Distinction

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Dr. Lee is a true visionary when it comes to decorating the clinic. One of our favourite things is the Gallery of Distinction. We have pictures hanging in the waiting room and hallways, and eventually will have them in both exam rooms. Actually, they’ll be just about everywhere! If you have a special picture of your pet that you’d like to see hanging up please let us know

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Exam room renovations

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The clinic renovations are coming along. If you’ve been in during the past month you already know that the girls have been hard at work painting the exam rooms and hallways. Our construction crew has replaced the trim and added beautiful wainscoting along the hallways and in the exam rooms.  New cupboards have been ordered and should be installed shortly. Feel free to come in and have a look anytime!

 

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New Veterinary Software!

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We are proud to announce that we have recently introduced a new veterinary software program at Scott Veterinary Clinic, called Impromed Infinity. The addition of this program means that the written files that you are used to seeing will soon disappear. The veterinarians and staff will now be using the computer exclusively for invoicing, record keeping, and organizing the various areas of the clinic.

We have been using this software program for 2 weeks now and would like to thank you in advance for your patience and for bearing with us while we learn to navigate our way through this robust program. Before you know it we’ll be whizzes! In the end we will save a few trees by being almost paperless and we will be more efficient by having your pet’s records all in one location which can be easily located with the click of a mouse!

 

Scott Veterinary Clinic sign

Clinic Renovations!

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Did you know that Scott Veterinary Clinic was built in 1969? Although well built and designed, the years are starting to show on our beloved practice. That is why we have decided to start giving the clinic a facelift! This will be a long term venture as we continue to update and upgrade the appearance of the clinic to match the level of service that we strive to offer on a day to day basis.
Some of our plans are to update the reception area and examination rooms, making them more cat friendly and exotic friendly. We hope to add a new x-ray machine along with new exotic, dog, and cat wards for boarding and hospitalized patients. We also plan to update some of the less visible areas in the practice. Check in here to keep up to date on the newest changes throughout the clinic.
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