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.
Dietary fats are a source of energy for our pet’s bodies. They contain twice as many calories per gram compared to protein or carbohydrates. Fats also provide texture and taste to meals. Additionally, they trigger the feeling of satiation or fullness which tell our cats and dogs when to stop eating. Specific fats are […]
Ways to keep your Halifax/Dartmouth dog in tip-top form! At Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives we are advocates of preventive veterinary medicine. This means that we wish to give you the best advice on how to keep your pet healthy and prevent health problems, not just treat disease once it is present. As a Certified Canine […]
When should you bring your pet to the vet? When they are vomiting, have diarrhea, are itchy or just off? Yes, these are very important times to seek medical intervention. This is reactive medicine. But what about when they are perfectly normal? Wagging tails or purring up a storm- why should you bring your pet […]
Interesting feline behavior: Do you ever wonder why cats do such weird things? There are many feline specific behaviors that have us asking those questions. We’ve attempted to find answers to some of the more common kitty-isms. Why does my cat rub its face on furniture, and other environmental surroundings? Cats interact with their environments […]
Dr. Kelly McInnis -Born and raised in the city of Halifax -BSc from Dalhousie University -DVM from Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) Dr. McInnis has been practicing veterinary medicine in the HRM since her graduation from the AVC in 1997. With special interests in behavior and preventive medicine, Dr. McInnis is available to ensure you […]
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.
We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including Canine Rehabilitation Services, Animal Chiropractic, TCVM Consultations, Bloodwork for Referral Services, Wellness Exams, Vaccines and more!
Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:
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.
Face coverings must be worn to enter the hospital.
Use hand washing station upon entry.
Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
If you wish to remain in your car during the appointment, when you call to inform us of your arrival, 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".
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.
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.