We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Welcome to Oakbank Animal Hospital in Oakbank, Manitoba
Oakbank Birds Hill Animal Hospital has been serving the pets and people in the rural municipality of Springfield and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Dr. Neil Charnock and Dr. Catharine Moir established the hospital in 1988. Our team provides companion animal medicine and surgery to dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, equine and hobby farm animals.
In April 2012, we built a beautiful 4300 square foot stand-alone building on the edge of town to better serve our valued clients and their pets. This new facility provides our patients with state-of-the-art veterinary equipment such as in-house laboratory equipment, digital X-rays, ultrasound and a dental suite. The hospital offers surgical expertise by a board-certified surgeon. Dermatology consultations and allergy tests are also available by a board-certified dermatologist.
At Oakbank Animal Hospital, we provide 24-hour after-hours emergency care for our regular clients. As a dedicated team comprised of veterinarians, registered veterinary technologists, veterinary assistants, veterinary receptionists, a practice manager and a kennel manager, we take great pride in serving our clients and their beloved pets!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Note: Because of the current situation, we are not able to provide after hour calls at this time. Please call Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital (204-452-0911) for any after-hours emergencies.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!