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.
Teeth are an important part of our pet’s anatomy. They are used every day to chew food and play with toys. Teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear over your pet’s lifetime. Healthy teeth are essential for a good quality of life.
Brushing your pet’s teeth is a challenge. And while it’s the most effective form of dental disease prevention, it isn’t always a viable option. Either our lives get busy and our pet’s teeth are forgotten, or the pet is impossible with having its mouth handled, no matter how much you’ve worked up to it. That’s […]
Dental disease is one of the most common problems that I see in practice. Dogs and cats build up plaque on their teeth throughout the day just like people do. If this plaque is not removed with brushing, the plaque calcifies into tartar and forms the hard buildup that you can see on your pet’s […]
As a veterinarian, I find some form of dental disease in almost every dog or cat that I examine regardless of age or breed. Approximately 80% of dogs and cats over 3 years old have some periodontal inflammation. Why are teeth so important? If you have ever had a toothache you probably already realize how […]
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780-458-3833. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 - 2:00 pm and closed on Sundays.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment from your vehicle.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital