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.
Dogs may come into this world with adorable looks, but there’s one thing they’re not born with: manners. These things must be taught, and the earlier the better. Kamloops Veterinary Clinic offers Puppy Socialization Classes to help develop your four-legged friend into the balanced, well-behaved family member everyone will enjoy being around.
Our puppy classes focus on early learning to optimize the normal development of puppies and desirable behaviours in adult dogs. Puppies benefit greatly from many positive experiences with people, other dogs, new places and new sensations when they are exposed to these things as young puppies between 8 and 12 weeks of age.
Where do you offer socialization classes?
Classes are at the clinic, which helps your puppy enjoy coming to the clinic for routine visits and procedures.
What are the training methods used to train puppies?
Topics discussed and practiced in class include:
Socialization – the why’s and the how’s
Potty Training – quick and reliable
Say Please by Sitting – how to be polite and patient
Management strategies – keeping puppy safe and your home intact
Walking on leash and staying close – start early for success
Nipping and chewing – the right things
Relax for body handling and restraint for nail trims, grooming and vet visits”
Let us help improve the relationship you share with your canine companion and foster a lifelong bond that will never be broken. Contact us today for more information on enrolling your furry family member in our next class session.
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