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The Cost of Caring

The emotional and financial toll nearing the end of life.

Many of us have lost parents or grandparents and experienced the grief of losing a loved one. Some of us have had to take on the role of caregiver for those loved ones leading up to the end, it is a responsibility we take on because of love and respect.

Similar experiences happen with our beloved pets, the last few months or weeks often require extra effort for pet owners. Routines may have to be changed, getting up at night, giving medications, monitoring, having to assist getting them up. Factoring into this also includes the costs of those medications, visits to the vet, blood tests, mobility aids, etc.

Not to be underestimated is the emotional cost the worry, the patience, the sadness and eventually the grief. Caregivers deserve to be saluted for their selfless devotion, veterinarians deeply understand and appreciate that effort. We are here for support, encouragement, and guidance, helping our beloved pets through this journey is a blessing that can fill your heart to no end.

Written by Centretown Vet Team

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Last updated: February 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital