We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Chemotherapy for Dogs

What is chemotherapy for dogs?


Chemotherapy is a term given to a group of drugs that have the ability to kill cancer cells in dogs. Diagnosis and consultation with your veterinarian will lead to a chemotherapy protocol tailored to meet the specific needs of your dog.

Will chemotherapy make my pet sick?


Some dogs may be sensitive to the chemotherapy drugs if there are GI upset we are able to tailor the treatment plan to help with the issue.

What are some common side effects of chemotherapy for dogs?


The side effects most commonly experienced in dogs and cats receiving chemotherapy involve the gastrointestinal tract and the bone marrow. Regular blood testing prior to the administration of chemotherapy drugs is a very important part of the protocol.

How is chemotherapy administered in dogs?


Chemotherapy drugs can be administered orally or through intravenous.

What is the cost of canine chemotherapy?


The cost of chemotherapy can be determined once a treatment plan is created for your dog. Please call our hospital for more information.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 30, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “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 at 250-743-3223. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock on our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations as long as we have the staff available to maintain the standard practice protocols. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital