FAQ's; BloorMill Veterinary Hospital Etobicoke Toronto Mississauga

BloorMill Veterinary Hospital

4335 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M9C-2A5



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.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

   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.

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed 10-14 days following the 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.

9. What sort of education must a veterinarian have?

    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.

   There are five accredited universities with veterinary medical programs in Canada. These schools are the only ones in this country where a veterinary medical degree can be earned.

Atlantic Veterinary College
Ontario Veterinary College
Universite de Montreal, Faculte de medicine
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

A typical veterinary medical student spends about 4,000 hours in classroom, laboratory and clinical study. In many ways, a veterinarian's education only begins with a degree. New scientific knowledge and techniques are constantly being developed and a veterinarian must keep his/her knowledge current by reading scientific journals and attending professional meetings, short courses and seminars.

10. Is it difficult to get into a veterinary program?

   Yes. For many years, the number of students applying to veterinary school has exceeded the number of available positions.

   Men and women who hope to get into a veterinary medical program must complete their pre-veterinary study with high grades. Practical experience with animals or extra years of college can help.