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Help Keep Us Open!

As you know the Covid-19 Pandemic is accelerating quickly. We are trying to remain open to continue to provide needed urgent care to your pets.

However, our building is physically small and we have found it impossible to maintain appropriate social distance between clients, or between clients and our team. As a result, for the safety of all, the following procedures are being put in place for as long as required. We ask that you respect these procedures–they are designed to protect both you and our team and keep us open as a hospital.

This is a fast-changing situation, so please follow this blog and our social media for updated information.

If you have any questions or concerns about the information below, please just reach out to us at 416-469-1121, or contact@bluecrossanimalhospital.ca. We are here to care for your pet.

As of March 23rd

We are no longer doing routine vaccinations and wellness checks. Unless your pet has been exposed to Rabies, we are suspending Rabies vaccinations.

We are adopting a “pets only” policy for appointments. You will no longer accompany your pet into the building. The one exception to this will be in the sad case of a pet needing to be put to sleep.

We are open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

Procedures

Phone Ahead

Please phone ahead before coming to the practice for ANY reason to get instructions on how to proceed. Even if you are picking up food or  pre-ordered medication, we need to know in advance that you are coming so that we can check that we have stock, and we can give you a time to come that will maintain appropriate social distance. Medications still need to be ordered through our medication line.

If your pet needs to be examined, we will be taking them into the practice on their own and communicating with you by either voice or video call during the appointment. If you wish to do a video call, we ask that you have Skype set up on your phone in advance. (Please bear with us as video is a new procedure as of March 23, and it may not go smoothly at first, in which case we will ask you to switch to a voice call.)

At the end of the appointment, in order to keep the transaction touchless, we would prefer you to provide a credit card for payment over the phone. If you must pay with a debit card, please let us know in advance. Note that we are not accepting cash at this time.

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COVID-19 PROCEDURES

COVID-19 Precautions

If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or other flu-like symptoms, or if you have traveled abroad in the last 14 days, we ask that you not come into the hospital.

If your pet needs urgent veterinary care, please try and find a healthy family member or friend who can physically bring your pet to the practice, and we will examine your pet and communicate with you by telephone. Please let us know in advance so that we can take appropriate disinfection measures with your pet carrier and leash.

If you are unwell, and cannot find an alternate person to bring your pet in for care, please call us in advance so that we can try and accommodate you with appropriate infection control measures.

Please note that if you need pet food or other supplies, you can order online from our web store for home delivery. Note that food and product deliveries are taking longer than usual, so allow at least 5 business days for delivery.

 

We recognize the inconvenience of many of these changes, and we ask for your patience in these trying times as we seek the best possible way to care for your pets and keep our team safe.

As a practice that prides itself on our communication with our clients and our loving care of your pets, we are deeply saddened to be working like this. We assure you that we will be doing everything possible to keep your pet comfortable and calm throughout their appointment.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

-Anatole France

At Blue Cross Animal Hospital, we understand the special bond you share with your pets. Our experienced veterinarians, veterinary technicians and client and pet care teams treat you and your pet with the attention, compassion and knowledge you would want for any member of your family.

Through continuing education for our veterinarians and staff, state of the art equipment and a passion for our patients and our profession, we provide all that modern medicine and surgery can for your pets.

We are centrally located at Broadview and Danforth Avenues in downtown Toronto. Conveniently accessible to the Danforth, Leslieville and Riverdale neighbourhoods, we are around the corner from the Broadview subway station, with parking behind.

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COVID 19 Procedures Update March 22nd

As you know the Covid-19 Pandemic is accelerating quickly. We are trying to remain open to continue to provide needed urgent care to your pets. For the safety of all, the following procedures are being put in place for as long as required. We ask that you respect these procedures–they are designed to protect both you and our team and keep us open as a hospital.

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Cat and Dog together o the floor.

Pets and COVID-19

The best information we have at this time about pets and COVID-19 is in this excellent FAQ from the Veterinary Emergency Clinic.

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Dog and cat comforting each other.

March 17th COVID-19 Update

In light of the current situation and due to the concerns around the spread of COVID-19, we want to update you on the measures we are taking in response to this unprecedented crisis.

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