As pet owners, it’s important for us to look out for our pets. After all, they can’t take themselves to the clinic on their own! Our animal clinic in Fort Saskatchewan has compiled vet-approved resources along with a FAQ for people and their beloved furry friends.
If you have a question we didn’t answer here, please contact us at Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd.
Here we have collected some helpful links for pet owners. You can find links to veterinarian associations, emergency clinics, humane societies, and more.
Alberta Veterinary Medical Association: abvma.ca | www.albertaanimalhealthsource.ca
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians
Guardian Veterinary Centre
Humane Societies & Rescues
Edmonton Humane Society
Canada’s Guide to Dogs
Pit Bulls for Life
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton
Useful Health-Related Links
Pet Poison Helpline®
Trupanion® Pet Insurance
Petsecure Pet Insurance
Veterinary and Registered Veterinary Technologists (RHT) Schools
Olds College (AHT)
Fairview Campus Grande Prairie Regional College (AHT)
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary (Vet)
Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (Vet)
Pet Licensing and/or Bylaws
City of Fort Saskatchewan
County of Strathcona
When can an appointment be booked?
We book appointments Monday to Friday, 9am to 11:45am and 1pm to 5:45pm. We book appointments Saturday from 9am to 11:45am.
When can a surgery be booked?
We book surgeries Monday to Friday with drop-off time between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM (have arranged for drop off times the night before when needed due to owner schedules). Dental anaesthetics are booked Monday to Thursday with drop-off times between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM
When should puppies/kittens come for their first vaccines?
First puppy/kitten vaccines are between 6 and 8 weeks of age. Boosters are given a month apart at 10-12 weeks of age and 14-16 weeks of age.
When should dogs/cats be spayed or neutered?
Small dogs and cats are spayed or neutered at 6 months of age or older. It is often recommended that large breeds of dogs be spayed or neutered at 12-18 months or older to allow their growth plates to close. Our veterinarians have sometimes made different recommendations for individuals, so owners should ask during puppy and kitten vaccines appointments.
Does the clinic board animals?
No, the clinic does not provide routine boarding and kenneling services.
Does the clinic have 24 hour staff?
No, the clinic is not open 24 hours. There is an emergency clinic in Edmonton that provides after-hour care – Guardian Veterinary Centre.
Have more questions we didn’t answer here? Please give us a call.