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.
No one wants to think about the possibility of their pet being afflicted with cancer. Unfortunately, as your pet ages, the risk of developing some forms of cancer increases. The good news is that, depending on the form of this disease, there are many methods of diagnosis and treatment that can give a good quality of life.
Some forms of cancer may be treated with surgical removal and/or chemotherapy. In others, the goal may be to manage the effects of cancer and treat to alleviate pain. Dr. Morin and Dr. Buller have experience in certain types of chemotherapy, which can be provided on-site. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, we take the time to go over the diagnosis, the treatment options, and the potential side effects. Together with you, we help to decide on the best course of treatment. If needed, we will recommend a referral to a specialist.
When the diagnosis of cancer touches your family, we understand that you need to know all your pet’s options. At Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, we offer a team approach to diagnosis, management and treatment of many types of cancer. We offer advanced non- invasive diagnostic techniques, soft tissue surgery and some chemotherapy on-site. At our hospital, our main goal with respect to cancer treatment is offering your pet quality of life. In these situations, you are your pet’s partner. Our goal is to reduce suffering while assisting with these difficult decisions.
How is chemotherapy administered in dogs?
Vascular ports are permanent catheters that are placed into a blood vessel and hidden under the skin. They are placed in pets that require frequent intravenous treatments.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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 and debit 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
Your dedicated team at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital