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Dr. Milton Ness Teddy Bear Hospital

The Edmonton Valley Zoo has been participating in Dream Night since 2008. In partnership with the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Edmonton Valley Zoo hosts over 2000 participants every year.

Over 700 stuffed animals are given away to deserving children. Before his passing in 2014 Dr. Milton Ness (The Zoo Veterinarian) had the idea of opening a Teddy Bear Hospital in conjunction with Dreamnight. EASAV made the idea come to life, and The Dr. Milton Ness Teddy bear Hospital was born.

All children are invited to bring out their injured or worn out Teddy bears for triage, diagnostic tests, and minor or surgical repairs. Stuffed animals are set up at different stations, and children can dress up as a Veterinarian and pretend to do surgical procedures, teeth cleaning and lots of other fun things. All children go home with a new stuffed animal they have adopted.

The team at Mission Ridge Animal have been proud to help with donating supplies for the hospital, collecting teddy bear donations, and having team members volunteer.

We are happy to say we will be participating again this year and encourage all who can to donate to this wonderful evening. We can’t wait to see the smiles on the children’s faces.

If you would like to help in any way, please contact Mission Ridge Animal Hospital reception at 780-458-3833. The event will be on Friday, June 7.

Click here to read more about the event.

Written by: Debra Briton, RVT

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Last updated: July 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 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 Mission Ridge Animal Hospital