My pet is really well trained. Does he/she need to be on a leash/in a carrier when we visit the hospital?

For the safety and protection of all clients, patients, and veterinary team members, we require all pets to be on a leash or in a carrier when they arrive at our hospital. They must continue to be restrained while they are in the reception area and while traveling to and from the exam rooms. Your veterinarian or veterinary technician will let you know when it’s OK to let your pet off leash or out of his or her carrier.

There is often a lot going on at our hospital. Combine that with the unfamiliar surroundings and new animals, and any pet—even one that is well trained—might become uneasy or overly excited. Also not all pets are friendly so leashing or keeping your pet in a carrier makes sure they stay safe. Also remember this is a hospital and many pets are not feeling well and may not appreciate your friendly pet or child saying hello, so this policy helps keeps everyone safe and makes their visit to the vets less stressful. We want you and your pet to have as pleasant an experience as possible every time you visit our hospital, so we ask all our clients to respect our policy.

If you forgot your leash we can loan you one. If you don’t have a carrier, leave your pet in your vehicle and borrow a carrier from us. Lets keep everyone safe!