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.
Birds share a very strong bond with their owners. To help care for your bird our veterinarians will perform a wellness exam and answer any questions you may have about caring for your bird. It is important to feed them a balanced diet and foods that are appropriate for their species. Birds will hide signs of illness until they are often quite sick, it is vital to monitor eating and drinking habits as well as grooming and overall appearance.
We welcome all kinds of birds. We often see small parrots, budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds and amazons. Please contact the staff at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital if you have any questions about your bird.
What type of grooming do birds require?
Birds require minimal help with grooming, but some human assistance can make them happy and more comfortable. Providing a shallow water bath or misting with water can help them with moulting and general feather/skin conditions. Always ensure the water temperature is appropriate (tepid) and that they are able to dry themselves properly, to prevent them from getting too cold. Beaks and nails should be monitored for signs of overgrowth. Symptoms of overgrowth are your bird having a hard time picking up objects/food and grasping perches. It is common for birds to have their nails and beaks trimmed as they are not as active as their wild counterparts. Please contact the staff at Lomsnes Veterinary if you have any questions regarding the care of your bird.
What type of services do you provide birds?
We provide our feather friends with yearly wellness exams, beak/nail trims and feather trimming. If you would like to make an appointment for your bird, please contact the staff at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
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 effective Monday, July 6, 2020.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email email@example.com. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.
2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS
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 at 403-342-6040.
We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns over the phone.
A staff member will then meet you at our ‘NOSE’ or ‘TAIL’ doors and escort you and your pet into one of our exam rooms.
One client per pet in the exam room.
Masks must be worn in the hospital at all times. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, we will supply you with one.
Use hand sanitizer once you enter the exam room.
Washrooms are for staff use only.
3. PAYMENT METHODS
Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.
4. CURBSIDE PICKUP
We will continue curbside pickup for food and medications. Please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. (You can also use our online store and have your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
5. 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.
6. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
7. OPERATION HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital