Our Veterinary Services
When it comes to general care, our cats and dogs need healthcare as much as we humans do. When itcomes to preventative medicine to catch illnesses in the early stages, to deal with common conditions like fleas, tapeworm, or heartworm, and much more, Bickford Park Animal Hospital can help. Speak with one of the knowledgeable veterinarians here at Bickford Park Animal Hospital to find out what your pet needs and how we can help.
Medical science has made great strides in protecting humans against a wide variety of diseases, and with animals it’s no different. Vaccinations for cats or dogs can go a long way toward protecting your furry friend from a variety of illnesses, including rabies, feline leukemia, calicivirus, feline distemper, and rhinotracheitis for cats, and hepatitis, canine distemper, the corona virus, and heartworm for dogs. Book an appointment today to find out how.
There are few things in life that can be as nerve-wracking as a missing pet. If your indoor pet escapes, or if your outdoor pet decides to wander off, a subcutaneous microchip for dogs or catscan help you reunite with your wayward friend using RFID technology. Trust Bickford Park Animal Hospital to microchip your pets in a simple, painless procedure that will help you keep them safe. Contact Bickford Park Animal Hospital today to find out more.
The city is full of dangers for cats and dogs. From fights with racoons, squirrels, coyotes, skunks, porcupines, feral cats, or other neighbourhood animals to the serious injuries that can come from playing outside, your pet may come back in from play time with something frightening. And even if they don’t, there are plenty of other health risks to be aware of. Bickford Park Animal Hospital’s team of experienced veterinarians can help keep your pets happy and healthy.
Our Veterinary Clinic
Your pet is part of your family, and each one of your pets has a story behind them. The cat you got back in college, who’s still with you a decade or more later.
The family dog who grew up with your kids.Your animals stay by your side through all of life’s ups and downs.
So when it comes to deciding on veterinary healthcare choices for your pets, it can sometimes be just as difficult as a decision about a human family member.
Here at Bickford Park Animal Hospital, we understand.
“WE PUT OUR HEART AND OUR SOUL INTO OUR PATIENT’S CARE“
says clinic owner Dr. Helen Foster.
“OUR GOAL IS TO TREAT YOUR PETS LIKE WE WOULD TREAT OUR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS”
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re new to our veterinary practice here at Bickford Park Animal Hospital, you may have some questions about our approach. And if you’re a veteran to veterinary services, you might still have some questions about veterinary medicine in general.
What Sorts Of Animals Do You Treat?
We work with cats and dogs only. You’ll have to take your pet dinosaur elsewhere, sorry!
What Should I Know Before My Appointment?
First of all, let us know if your pet has any known diseases, so we can take the proper precautions. Have your pet’s medical history available if you can, and bring it with you. Be sure to bring your pet appropriately restrained – on a leash, or in a cage, depending on the animal. It’s a good idea to prepare a list of questions you might have beforehand, so you don’t miss anything. Oh, and please be on time whenever possible.
What Are The Benefits Of Spaying/Neutering My Pet?
The obvious benefit is not having to deal with a litter of puppies or kittens, but there’s more to it than that. Spaying/neutering your pets can correct behavioural issues such as aggression, especially in males. It can also reduce the risk of your pet developing uterine infections, as well as many types of cancer later in your pet’s life.
How Often Should I Have My Pets Vaccinated?
It’s a good idea to bring your cats in for a vaccination starting at 12 weeks, then once a year after that. For dogs, start at 12 weeks as well, then a booster within the first year, and then once every three years after that.
Is Chocolate Really Toxic For Dogs?
Yes. In particular, it’s the cocoa that’s toxic. The darker the chocolate, the more cocoa there is in it, so the more toxic it is. So milk chocolate is less toxic by comparison than baker’s chocolate, but either way it can be deadly. If your dog ingests chocolate, take them to your nearest emergency veterinary clinic
How to find our Veterinary Clinic
Bickford Park Animal Hospital is right across the street from Christie Pits park,
at Crawford St. and Bloor St. West. If you’re arriving by subway,
we’re 3 blocks east of Ossington Station and 2 blocks west of Christie Station.
Please contact our office at (647) 347-8387
during business ours. If this is an after hours emergency
please call the Veterinary Emergency Clinic South.
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm