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.

Meet Amy, Our Clinic Cat

Many of our clients have gotten to know Amy, our sweet clinic cat over the years. We wanted to let everyone know that she is doing fantastic. She is spending her ‘golden’ years sleeping under the front desk and roaming room to room looking for a shoulder to snuggle on. Her preferred shoulders to snuggle on are Melissa and Annette.

Amy has been with us for 17 years! She was born at our original location in Fairview on Sunnybrea Ave and was soon adopted out as a kitten. But Amy always knew where she belonged because she kept finding her way back to us. At the age of 2, Amy was officially adopted by Fairview Animal Hospital. Amy had a great gig; she was around people all of the time, she was fed high-quality food (and treats of course!), she got the best medical care whenever she needed it, and she helped people learn and practice new techniques such as blood draws, ultrasound, radiology and more. She was always happy to help, although she has retired from that now.

Having a clinic cat helps us in so many ways, especially on tough days when we need a snuggle. She enjoys joining our morning rounds and sneaking into the treatment area when she knows she’s not allowed. She continues to be spunky (especially around mealtime), and she will be sure to let us know if we’re 5 minutes late with her breakfast.

Some of Amy’s pastimes include; chasing her tail (which she can never seem to catch), playing peek-a-boo around every corner and then running away (she thinks this is so funny), and, finally, lying stretched out on the reception counter waiting for clients to gently scratch her belly. You can still find her today, occasionally lying on the counter waiting for that belly scratch!

If you catch our beautiful clinic cat walking around our hallways, be sure to say hello!

Check out the photos below to see what her life at the clinic is like!

Amy as a kitten – 

Amy’s 10th Birthday – 

Amy’s Sweet 16 – 

Frisky Amy – 

Valentine Amy – 

Dental Month Amy – 

Written by: Victoria, RVT and Melissa, RVT

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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 Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.443.9385. One of our staff members will obtain a history either via phone or from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return your pet to you outside once the veterinarian discusses a 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 but are now working with reduced hours, reduced staff numbers and a need to close for extensive cleaning between shifts. Monday to Friday 10am-7pm; and Saturdays from 10am - 2pm

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 hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and place the items in a pickup bin located just outside our front doors.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken 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 Fairview Animal Hospital