Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Neutering, spaying or castrating your dog is essential to control unwanted pregnancies and to help reduce the overpopulation of strays in desperate need of a good home. Not only is this a responsible thing to do as a pet owner, but it may also help reduce the risks of some cancers and unwanted behaviours as well as other potential health concerns.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?


Castrating a dog has many benefits both medically and behaviorally. Medical benefits can include reduced incidents of prostatic diseases and testicular cancers. Behaviourally, castrating your dog can help with unwanted marking, roaming, aggression and help with population control.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?


Spaying a dog has many benefits both medically and behaviorally. Medical benefits include the prevention of unwanted pregnancies/pseudo-pregnancies, reduced incidences of mammary cancer (if spayed at 6 months of age) and a decreased risk of a serious life-threatening uterine infection in older females. Behaviourally, spaying your dog can reduce aggression between dogs and help with population control.

How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?


For most breeds of dogs, we recommending neutering or spaying your dog at 6 months of age.

How much do puppy vaccinations cost?


Please give us a call at 204.444.3615, and one of our team members will be happy to provide you with further information.

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that 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

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: After-hour emergency services are available for regular clients only.


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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital