We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Euthanasia is a very difficult decision to make, and the team at Muskoka Animal Hospital are here to support you through the process of saying goodbye.
When should I consider pet euthanasia?
A discussion with your veterinarian can help you decide when the right time is to euthanize your pet.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
We do not offer home euthanasia, but we have a private and quiet room for you to spend time with your pet before saying goodbye.
Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?
We recommend and welcome you to stay with your cat during euthanasia. If you would like to bring any toys or blankets to help your furry family member be more comfortable, please do so.
What is the cost of pet euthanasia?
If you are considering euthanasia, please contact the hospital and one of our team members will provide you with more information.
Does your hospital provide bereavement counselling?
We are here to answer any questions you may have and can provide you with contact details if you are looking for further support.
Last updated: May 29, 2020
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 705-789-7979. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!