Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at the BloorMill Veterinary Hospital.
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 9:00am until 2 pm. The clinic is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Debit card or Cash are preferred. Mastercard and Visa will also be accepted but the high transaction costs to the Hospital make it less desirable. Cheques will only be accepted from long-time, established clientele.
4. Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
5. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our cat clients. We do not board un-neutered male cats.
6. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
8. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
In order to earn a veterinary medical degree, a man or woman must generally complete at least six years of university education. This includes a minimum of two years of pre-veterinary university education and four years in a program of veterinary medicine.