Progressive, modern medicine for family pets

Ostrander Vet

332810 Plank Line (Hwy 19)
RR #1 Mt. Elgin ON N0J 1N0 

519-842-7845

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Ostrander • Tillsonburg • Ingersoll • Delhi • Aylmer • Woodstock • London 

 

Current hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

COVID-19 Policy Update

Saturday March 21 2020, updated Thurs Apr 2

As we all navigate the changes necessary to contain COVID-19, we would like to outline our current protocols to deal with this. Our goals are to keep our staff safe, while still providing for the needs of our patients.

  1. The clinic hours have changed: M-F 8:30AM-6PM , Sat 8:30AM-Noon 
  2. We have postponed all elective procedures to reduce risk of exposure and to reduce our use of gloves and masks, which are in short supply.
  3. We have rescheduled wellness appointments unless there is an urgent concern.
  4. We are no longer allowing anyone other than staff into the building and our front door is now locked. This means that when you arrive for an urgent appointment or to pick up food/medications, you need to call us to let us know that you have arrived. Please see more on this below.

This is a difficult time and our staff and veterinarians are to be commended for their dedication in providing care for your pets. Here is what we are asking of you to help us continue to do this:

  1.  If you have traveled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, PLEASE STAY HOME. If your pet needs to see us for an urgent health problem, please call us to arrange this and have someone else bring your pet for you.
  2. If we need to examine your pet, make sure that your dog is on a secure leash and collar or harness, and that your cat is in a secure carrier. We want them to be safe when they come with us from your car into the clinic. Again, you will not be allowed into the building. No exceptions.
  3. If you need to order food for your pet, please order it well ahead of when it is needed, but not in excess!! It now takes 7-10 days for these orders to be processed because of increased demand.
  4. If you need medication for your pet, please call 1-2 business days ahead and be prepared to pay for this over the phone with a credit card. If the medication your pet needs is a special order, please allow 5-7 business days.
  5. Please be kind to us! This is a very difficult time, and we are experiencing the frustrations of all of these changes. We are working hard to make ourselves efficient with this new way of life, and ask for your patience.

Sincerely,

Ostrander Veterinary Clinic

Overview

At Ostrander Veterinary Clinic it is our pleasure to offer a warm, caring environment for you and your animals. Our full service hospital strives to offer progressive, modern medicine with an emphasis on disease prevention. 

Services

We provide diligent, attentive care for dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs, ferrets and more.

In addition to general wellness, we offer services normally found in metropolitan centers like ultrasound, rehabilitation therapy, and digital x-rays.

We have pets, too

Our entire team is dedicated to improving all aspects of your pet’s physical and mental well being.

We consider your pet a member of our extended family and work with enthusiasm, compassion, understanding, and empathy.

Online Supplies

Online Supplies

via MyVetStore.ca

If visiting the clinic for medications or prescription diets is impractical, you are welcome to order online. Items can be picked up at the clinic or delivered to your home, work, or even your cottage.

In addition to these veterinary exclusive items, we also have a selection of toys, treats, and grooming products chosen by veterinarians.


  • Medications
  • Prescription Diets
  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Grooming Products

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Medications –  Prescription Diets – Toys – Treats – Grooming Products

Pet Care Tips

Health

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of keeping your pet happy and healthy. Every pet has different requirements for activity, growth and play.

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Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Learn more about the types, importance, and timing of vaccinations for cats & dogs

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Internal Parasites

Internal Parasites

Heartworm, roundworm, and tapeworm are serious and sometimes life-threatening parasites. Learn more about them, their prevention and treatment.

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Seizures

Seizures

What is Epilepsy? What Causes Seizures? How Are Seizures Diagnosed? What Can I Do At Home?

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External Parasites

External Parasites

Fleas, ticks and ear mites are far more serious than just uncomfortable annoyances. Learn more about them here.

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Celebrating Seniors

Celebrating Seniors

Pets as young as 7 may be at an increased risk of developing age-related problems such as arthritis, diabetes, liver and kidney disease.

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Ticks and Warm Weather

Ticks and Warm Weather

Did you know that ticks carry diseases that affect both pets and people? What can we do to protect our pets and your family?

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Behaviour

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

Unfortunately, many dogs are fearful of thunderstorms. Learn more about what you can do to help.

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Barking

Barking

Barking is a natural habit of dogs in times of play and warning. However, excessive noise can certainly be problematic. What can be done?

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Chewing

Chewing

Chewing and mouthing a a natural part of a dog’s learning and socialization, but destructive chewing can be concerning and should not be ignored.

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Biting

Biting

What’s normal and healthy regarding biting? Where and how should we draw the line?

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Digging

Digging

Digging is common normal behaviour in dogs that can progress into a destructive habit.

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House Soiling

House Soiling

Inappropriate elimination is a common and often frustrating problem for owners of both cats and dogs. Why do they do this? How can we help?

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Due to the extreme social and structure pack nature of a dog, their ability to form very strong bonds with family members can sometimes lead to separation anxiety.

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New Pets

Crate Training

Crate Training

To your pet, a proper crate is similar to a natural den in the wild. Learn more about crate training and how to create a comfortable safe haven for your dog.

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Diet

Diet

Obesity is a serious, although often overlooked, problem with our indoor companions. A good diet helps maintain a healthy body weight and happy pet.

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Obedience

Obedience

Puppies start learning as soon as they are born. Obedience training is the core to developing a sound and healthy bond between you and your pet.

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Reproduction

Caesarian Section

Caesarian Section

Planned, surgical whelping may be an option when the health of a canine mother or litter is at risk.

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