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.
Keeping your pet safe while out and about in Halifax/Dartmouth and beyond is important to many owners. We know what goes in a human first aid kit, but what about for Fido? The kit contents will vary depending on what type of activities you and your buddy are engaging in. Downtown Dartmouth sidewalks will have […]
In the Halifax and Dartmouth area, the most common time to have your puppy or kitten spayed or neutered is around 6 months of age. Most veterinarians choose to wait until this age as it is felt that it gives the puppy or kitten’s liver and kidneys time to develop and therefore the risk of […]
There are two things on every new puppy owner’s mind: Housetraining and socializing. The former is obvious: Nobody wants a pup who potties on the rug. The latter is important because if a puppy isn’t properly socialized in the first 20 weeks of life to a variety of situations, there could be a lifelong fear […]
Lots of us love having our homes filled with at least one furry friend, and many households have multiple animals, including a mix of companionable cats and dogs. There are many advantages to the multi-animal home, for you and your furry loved ones. Having more than one animal allows your pets company when you are […]
We all love the wriggling warmth of our new puppy or kitten! Fed poperly, that little bundle of joy will hopefully light up our Halifax, Bedford, and Dartmouth homes for many years. Newborns Like human infants, puppies and kittens have unique nutritional requirements setting them apart from adult dogs and cats. Our beloved puppies and […]
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.