We're pleased to offer the following services at Sturgeon Animal Hospital:
Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Sturgeon Animal Hospital, we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets*
*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
Our clinic is fully featured and ready to serve you and your pet. If you don't see what you need or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Wiens has a special interest in ophthalmology and provides a place for local veterinarians to send their complex eye cases for a second opinion and advanced treatment. We see appointments by referral from a primary care veterinarian. We keep in close contact with your referring veterinarian and forward all discharge summaries with recommendations associated with your pets eye care to them in a prompt and efficient manner. Sometimes further referral to an ophthalmologist (in Edmonton, Calgary or Saskatoon) will be required for very advanced cases. If you are a clinic looking to refer an eye case, please click here.
Of all the services we offer our clients for their pets, we believe this is the most important one. A thorough examination allows us to pinpoint diseases before they develop. Palpation of your pet from head to toe gives us the opportunity to locate not only unwanted guests but allow us to feel internal organs that may be abnormally enlarged or other serious abnormalities. Touch is the most developed tool in our arsenal of diagnostic instruments.
Wellness and Preventive Medicine
Our focus is to help prevent disease and illness in your family's pets. Our goal is to help you minimize the need to treat and cure preventable diseases. Preventative medicine increases your pet's chances of having a long and healthy life. We accomplish this through routine annual physical examinations of your pet, proper nutrition, parasite control and through the use of a vaccination program based on an individualized risk assessment for your pet.
We have a fully equipped surgical suite, this enables us to be able to offer a variety of surgical services for your pet, including spays and neuters as well as, soft tissue, ophthalmic, and orthopedic surgeries.
We have state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to help ensure smooth anesthesia. All of our surgical patients also receive IV fluid therapy during surgery and appropiate pain medication. This helps to ensure and safe and comfortable recovery for your pet.
We do routine dental work such as cleaning and extractions by appointment. A pre-dentistry examination is required before any dental surgery in order to determine what needs to be done and also to evaluate your pet's surgical health.
Nutritional Consultations and Pet Foods
We have a wide selection of veterinary pet foods and treats for both cats and dogs that can help your pet live a long and happy life. From adult maintenance diets to specially formulated diets, such as hypoallergenic and kidney formulations, we have the diet that will suit your pet. If we do not carry the specific brand of food that you need, we can often specially order it in for you. Please discuss your pet's nutritional needs with our staff.
In-house X-Ray equipment aids us in quickly assessing any physical injury or anomaly that may be affecting you pet’s well being. We can then quickly determine the appropriate course of action, medical and/or surgical.
As veterinary health care improves, our pets are living longer. As your pet ages, we offer specialized examinations and consultations for our geriatric patients.
Our hospital has its own pharmacy, full stocked with the most commonly used medications for pets. This enables us to begin any required treatment immediately, usually before you and your pet leave our hospital. Beginning treatment as soon as a diagnosis is made increases the likelihood of a successful outcome
Insurance For Your Pets
Another popular option for your family and pet is insurance coverage. To learn more, please visit the following pet insurance websites.
Trupanion - Our love of cats and dogs is why we provide comprehensive coverage for pets and strive to offer an exceptional insurance experience for pet owners. We can approve and pay bills directly to select veterinary hospitals within minutes, our customer care team is available to assist 24/7, and we have trained veterinary professionals working throughout our company to help us better understand the medical issues pets face. Because of these unique offerings, we consider our self a step above traditional pet insurance and prefer to be known as medical insurance for cats and dogs. Providing 90% reimbursement with no payout limits and life long coverage from birth! No matter what you choose to call us, rest assured that our policy has what it takes to help protect your pet.
- PetSecure - Pet insurance allows you to make sure your pets receive the medical care they deserve, without jeopardizing your family’s savings. It’s as easy as taking your pet to the vet clinic and sending us a claim for your expenses. With Petsecure, you can rest easy knowing 80% of your pet’s bill will be covered in case of accident or illness. It’s a simple, effective way to take the financial stress away during those difficult times. Check out our comprehensive plans, which take care of your veterinary costs for accidents, illnesses, and even dental care.