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.
We offer digital X-rays to help our veterinarians diagnose multiple medical concerns. With digital x-ray abilities, including dental x-rays, this helps our medical team instantly update our clients with their pets’ diagnosis and treatment plan.
What is the difference between a cat X-ray and a cat ultrasound?
A feline X-ray is the ability to obtain a 2D image using the power of radiation to create a black and white image depending on the densities of tissue. This allows our veterinarians to be able to visualize your cat’s bones and organs. An ultrasound creates more of a 3D image of internal organs only; this is available upon request or referral.
Does the clinic also do feline dental X-rays?
Yes! We offer digital dental radiographs; this is performed while your cat is under general anesthesia. These images can help our veterinarian visualize the part of the tooth (root or ligaments) that are under the gumline. It is a very important part of discovering dental diseases such as tooth resorption and tooth root abscesses.
How much does a cat X-ray cost?
In-house digital X-rays are performed by our medical staff, then interpreted by our veterinarians after a full physical examination. For more information, kindly give us a call at one of our three locations, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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
Merritt Animal Hospital: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dresden Veterinary Clinic: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed
Effective Wednesday, March 25, the Sydenham River location will be temporarily closed until further notice. Merritt and Dresden remain open for your pet care, food, and medication pick up needs.>/i>
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!