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.

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Pocket Pets Services

Pocket pets, or exotics can be great companion pets that often need routine veterinary care just like dogs and cats. Although we mostly see dogs and cats at Mission Ridge, we are happy to help with your pocket pet if we can! Just as with dogs and cats, regular physical exams are important for your friend. They allow us to diagnose or catch illnesses early and provide the best care lengthening their life span!

What pocket pets do you service?

Our doctors are comfortable seeing Guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits and hamsters. But for the more exotic or less common pets there are specialists (or veterinarians with a special interest in those species) that work with pocket pets on a daily basis that may be able to offer a wider knowledge base.

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    COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

    Dear Clients,

    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. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the Online Store button.

    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