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Animal Medical Hospital
Effective immediately, our hours have been changed to the following:
Animal Medical Hospital, West Vancouver:
Appointments and Rx/food pickups 9 am – 5 pm on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri
Open Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm for Rx/food pickups
Closed Wednesdays & Sundays.
Animal Medical Clinic on West Georgia Street:
Appointments and Rx/food pickups 11 am – 5 pm on Mondays
Appointments and Rx/food pickups 11 am – 9 pm on Thursdays
11-5 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays for Rx/food pickups
Appointments and Rx/food pickups 9-5 pm Saturday
Closed Wednesdays & Sundays.
UPDATED November 21, 2020: With the cooperation and help from all of our wonderful clients (thank you!), we at Animal Medical are still doing well, staffing the clinics, answering phones, and seeing patients.
Do not come to either clinic if you have a fever, cough, any signs of a cold or the flu, or any respiratory signs.
AMH: WE ARE DOING CURBSIDE SERVICE whenever possible. This means that staff will come out to pick up pets, and clients should wait in their cars when practical.
AMC: ONE client at a time will be allowed in the reception area. Please do not come in if you see another client inside. Please do call the clinic at 604-628-9699 and let the staff know you are here. We'll try to get to you quickly. If you have a cat, we'll bring your kitty inside quickly to minimize stress, even if the veterinarian isn't quite ready to see them.
We are required to maintain a 2 meter distance from clients, and within the work space we try to maintain a 2 meter distance between staff members whenever possible. Because this is not possible in examination rooms, clients will not be allowed into the clinic (in the main) with their pets. This is for your protection as well as ours. Appointments are deliberately spread out to avoid overlap of clients in the reception area and allow us to disinfect between patients. Practice good social distancing with all staff and other clients while near the clinic. Stay 2 meters away at all times. Please follow the directions of staff.
WHO WE ARE SEEING:
We are currently open for ALL appointments - urgent cases and more urgent routine appointment (such as dogs that need booster vaccines to go back to daycare) still take priority, but we are seeing annual wellness examinations and vaccine appointments.
CALL AHEAD, no matter why you want to come to the clinic. If you are just coming to pick up food or medications we will pre-process your transaction so that you do not have to enter the clinic. We can also take the food or medication outside to you so you don’t have to enter the clinic.
We need a GOOD history of your pet's problem. The best way to do this is to EMAIL us with your take on what’s happening. Please include details like:
For dogs, please keep your dog on the leash!
Cats MUST BE IN CARRIERS. Please disinfect the tops, sides, and handles of the carrier AT LEASTS 24 HOURS before you come to the clinic. Cats are very sensitive to inhaled chemicals and many disinfectants will cause cats to cough and may induce bronchitis. Clean the carrier well and let it air out for several hours before putting the cat in it.
For some appointments we are able to have video conferencing.
PAYMENT: If you really want to come inside and pay using the POS machine you can, but alternatives exist. For most clients we are taking credit card numbers over the phone and processing payments that way. If you need to use the POS machine, we are requiring people to use hand sanitizer before touching it, and we are disinfecting it after each use.
CONTINUE TO BE GOOD CANADIANS. Keep calm, stay away from one another, wash your hands like you mean it, be kind to one another, don't get all of your information from social media, share your stuff (but not your virus), and do your best to protect others from this disease.
Thank you for helping us stay healthy, and keeping yourselves healthy, too.
Dr Wilkie, Dr Sharp, Dr Crofts, Dr Darabi, Woei, Sarah, Janelle, Radka, Jacqui, Lauren, and Brian