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.
How do you arrive at the prices for veterinary services?
The cost of each veterinary procedure your pet receives is designed to make sure each practice can cover the wages and wage benefits of all staff members, cover ongoing education for all staff, cover all fixed costs like rent, power, and licence requirements, cover the purchase and ongoing maintenance of all equipment and cover the cost of buying and holding medications so they can be available for your pet. No two practices are exactly alike in their cost and price structure. Additionally, every additional skill your veterinary team knows i.e. rehabilitation, herbal medicine, specialized surgical procedures, are acquired at a cost to the practice and this must be included in the price you pay for using the service.
Why local veterinarians do not advertise prices?
The Nova Scotian laws regulating the practice of veterinary medicine do not permit the public advertisement of prices associated with veterinary practices. This is why we always refer you to the clinic number to inquire directly about estimates for procedures and prices of the product.
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.