Admissions

WE BELIEVE THAT VETERINARY MEDICINE CANNOT BE PROPERLY PERFORMED IN A 40 HOUR WORK WEEK!!

Surgical admissions are as follows:
Central Saanich and Vetcetera between 8am and 9am
Hollywood Pet Hospital between 8:30 and 9:30am

Central Saanich Animal Hospital Hours
- OPEN 8:00am to 8:00pm 7 Days a WEEK Call 24 hours a day to speak with a staff member!
- Staff on site 24 hours a day to care for your pets

Vetcetera Pet Hospital Hours
- OPEN 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday-Friday
- 9-5 Saturday and Sunday!!

Hollywood Pet Hospital Hours
- Monday - Closed
- Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:30pm
- Wednesdays OPEN 8:30am-6:00pm
- Friday 9:00am-5:30pm
- Saturday 9:00am-1:30pm
- Sunday - Closed

Appointment Policy
Appointments are preferred, Walk-ins are accommodated when possible. Please call ahead for all appointments at Hollywood Pet Hospital as we only have a doctor in attendance at specific times

Pre-surgical Policy
Our goal is to take every precaution before, during, and after surgery to ensure your pet has the safest and most comfortable experience possible. There are, however, a few steps that can be carried out to minimize problems and prevent unnecessary risks. Our ASAP package includes pre-anesthetic blood and urine evaluation as well as IV catheter placement and fluid therapy.

General Considerations

  1. Good nutrition is important to reduce surgical stress and aid in prompt recovery.
  2. Surgical stress may decrease your pet’s resistance to infectious diseases; therefore, all vaccinations must be current at the time of admission to the hospital.
  3. Parasites (worms) constitute considerable stress to your pet’s health. Their presence at the time of surgery may cause serious problems.
  4. If your pet is taking medication or has an existing health problem, inform the doctor before surgery.
Specific Precautions
  1. Anesthetics are most safely administered on an empty stomach. DO NOT feed after 12:00am (midnight) the night before.
  2. Water may be given up to two hours before admission to the hospital.
  3. Walk before bringing your dog to the hospital, making sure she or he urinates and moves his or her bowels.

Overnight Patients
We have trained staff on the premises 24 hours a day at our Central Saanich Animal Hospital Only. Any critical patients at Vetcetera Pet Hospital and Hollywood Pet Hospital are transferred to Central Saanich Animal Hospital for monitoring. Routinely, Central Saanich Animal Hospital patients are monitored 24 hours a day. Doctors are available on-call 24 hours a day.

After-hour Emergencies
Call our Central Saanich Animal Hospital 250-652-4312
Staff will answer 24 hours a day and can page the doctor on call if necessary.

Online Forms
Feel free to print and fill out any of these forms before your visit!
Preoperative Instructions
Preoperative Instructions for Rabbits

Payment Options
We accept the following forms of payment: cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, CareCredit, Traveler's checks, and Shaw Pet Hospital Care Card. Shaw Pet Hospitals offers a private label credit card available to our clients, with 6 months no interest to approved clients. We offer discounts to owners of 3 or more pets as well as to rescue groups and professional breeders. Apply at any of our locations today and receive a free personalized pet id tag, a $10 value!

 
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