We're pleased to offer the following services at English Line Veterinary Services
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 5 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
After Hours Emergency
English Line Veterinary Services and Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic (KVEC) are committed to providing excellent care for your pet. English Line Veterinary Services is open during the day to provide care and preventative medicine and KVEC is open 6 pm to 8 am weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and holidays for emergencies. This partnership ensures that your pet has access to high quality medicine 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
English Line Veterinary Services has partnered exclusively with Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic for several reasons.
KVEC is the ONLY accredited emergency clinic in the Peterborough area. Emergency medicine is the clinic's sole focus. Their veterinarians have a combined 120 years of emergency experience.
KVEC is equipped with the state of the are equipment including: digital radiographs, oxygen stations in the exam room and treatment area, in-house blood machines, toxicology tests and ecg monitors which will allow them to start life-saving treatment immediately. KVEC also has highly trained registered technicians and receptionists as part of their health care team.
Contact number for KVEC: 705-741-5832
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All surgical patients are carefully screened to ensure safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: fully trained veterinary and technical staff to ensure the safest, most efficient procedure for your pet; ECG and oxygen saturation monitors; intensive after surgery care.
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examination or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a "senior citizen," or any in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet's health and quality of life.
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet's major organ systems. We'll use the wellness visit to ask you about your pet's behaviour, appetite, exercise habits and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet's health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet's health care.
Wellness examinations help us to establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet's physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet's health care.
Are you aware that pets age must faster than people and can be considered "seniors" at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet's health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet's daily routine can change as your pet ages. How can you tell the difference between "normal" aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.
Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet's life, so don't forget to keep your senior pet's scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets, which we do. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet's health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.
Your senior pet's wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet's health care. Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! We are here to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the "golden years."
Parasite and Prevention Control
Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance and irritant to your pet, they can also transmit life-threatening diseases. These are just 2 examples of external parasites, or parasites that live and thrive on your pet's skin.
Infected mosquitos transmit heartworm disease to both dogs and cats. Some examples of internal parasites include roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. Both roundworms and hookworms are zoonotic, meaning they can be spread from pets to people. Internal parasites may cause vomiting, diarrhea, or other problems with your pet. We recommend annual fecal exams to screen for intestinal parasites as well as annual heartworm testing for dogs.
May types of external and internal parasites are preventable with monthly oral or topical medications. Contact our professional staff today for more information about how to best protect your furry friend from parasites.
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at English Line Veterinary Services, we can care for many types of pets:
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