Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Welcome to Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Full Circle is the longest standing integrative, holistic veterinary medicine service in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Our broadly educated veterinarians, veterinary technologists and customer care support staff help you and your conventionally trained veterinarian to meld veterinary medicine with diverse special interest fields including Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (acupuncture, herbal formulas, tui-na, and food therapy), appropriate nutrition for whole food feeders raw and/or cooked, animal chiropractic, canine rehabilitation (therapeutic exercises, canine fitness, massage, and water treadmill work) and more.
Our philosophy has always been to strive for a comfortable environment and positive experience for our clients, their pets and our staff. Our staff have additional training in anxiety-reducing techniques for pets in veterinary settings.
For your pet’s physical comfort, our flooring is a durable, non-slip rubber material used for gymnasiums. It enables dogs with limited mobility to have as much traction in the clinic as possible. We cover our exam table with comfortable soft blankets or fleece and work on the floor with many larger dogs. Cats who feel safer snuggled in semi-enclosed spaces can often sit in the bottom of their carriers or sit on the cat tree in our cat friendly exam room.
To learn more about our practice, browse the drop-down menus and watch our video!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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 Canine Rehabilitation Services, Animal Chiropractic, TCVM Consultations, Bloodwork for Referral Services, Wellness Exams, Vaccines 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 us. 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: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc.