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.
At the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, we are able to offer multiple imaging and diagnostic services such as ultrasound, endoscopy and digital x-ray. Our digital x-ray is one of our most used and relied upon diagnostic tools. There are multiple advantages to digital x-ray such as their efficiency and reduced time to acquire images which can mean less stress for your cat. Images can also be modified and enhanced using computer software for better diagnostics and emailed in a timely manner to specialists for advanced interpretation or even to yourself. Our digital images can be reviewed in every room of the hospital within a matter of seconds. An ultrasound is another valuable diagnostic tool which is a non-invasive and pain-free. An ultrasound can allow us to examine your pet’s internal organs in more detail then an x-ray is able to provide.
What is the difference between a cat x-ray and a cat ultrasound?
X-rays and ultrasound are valuable diagnostic tools used to look inside your pet in a non-invasive manner. X-rays are 2D images that involve radiation and are primarily used to assess bone structures and/or masses in the lungs or abdomen. Ultrasound is a scan of images and is used to primarily look at soft tissues and organs. Your veterinarian will recommend the appropriate diagnostic tool for your pet.
Does the clinic also do feline dental x-rays?
Yes. We do have the ability to take dental x-rays of your cat’s mouth while under a general anesthetic.
Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, that can be caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. The kennel cough vaccine available is able to protect against one of the most common sources of kennel cough, but just like with our human influenza vaccine, it cannot cover every strain.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 14, 2020 one member of the pet's family will be allowed inside our clinic as long as a mask is worn while inside and physical distancing guidelines are followed. 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 vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, 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 in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. When the doctor is ready for your appointment, a staff member will come out and let you know.
We are happy to say that as of July 14th, we are now able to allow ONE member of your household to accompany your pet inside for their examination, as long as you bring a mask of your own to wear while inside the clinic.
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 ARE BACK TO NORMAL
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are no longer closed over the lunch hour.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic