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Additional Services



We are able to recommend several local groomers, whom we take our pets to. We encourage owners who are unable to keep up with the daily or weekly demands of some of the more densely coated breeds to develop a relationship with a groomer of your pet’s choice to help give you a hand with keeping the coat in a manageable state. Some long haired breeds can require daily brushing, and without the extra time a considerable volume of matts can quickly get out of hand!

A matted pet can quickly become a target for flies in the summer months. Remember also that an “unkept” animal may be a sign that the animal is not well and should be examined by one of our veterinarians. Cats will noticeably stop taking care of their coats when they are feeling unwell or are dealing with an illness.



For your convenience, we offer both an in-house pharmacy and an online service so we can meet all your pet’s needs. We provide medications, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventives—all at competitive prices. We’ll also pass along any discounts or rebates from drug manufacturers.

When you order from us, you’ll know that the products you’re purchasing have been stored properly and are approved for use in Canada. If you have any questions, you can ask your veterinarian.

Feel free to call us at the clinic to order prescription refills or go the the Products drop down menu and select prescription and food order form this will lead you to enter the requested medication and we will be notified by an email. Once reviewed by our veterinarian we will contact you to review and order/fill the medication requested.

Pain Management and Control


We now know that animals experience pain in much the same way as people. We use our knowledge of pain medication and pain relief strategies to prevent and manage pain in pets, both before and after surgery and in the event of an injury or infection. We can also ease pain caused by chronic disease, such as arthritis.

Ask us about our pain management options and plans, which we will tailor to your pet’s medical condition and individual needs. We also refer a clinic that deals with Holistic options such as acupuncture and chiropractic services, which can help control pain in some pets.

Veterinary Specialist Referrals


Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centres have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive a high standard of care and the best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Pet Identification Methods


Tattoo Identification

Any animal undergoing an anesthetic at the Devonian Veterinary Clinic is eligible for a free identification tattoo. We recommend visual as well as electronic identification for all animals. The AVMA prefix program identifies the clinic your pet was tattooed at and a unique number identifies your animal. Pounds, bylaw enforcement, SPCA, veterinary clinics, etc. use this program to help identify and reunite you with your pet.

Microchip Identification

Electronic idenfication or microchipping is another option for permanently identifying your pet. A small microchip, about the shape & size of a grain of rice is simply injected under the skin in between the shoulder blades. A scanner is used to retrieve the number from the microchip. The unique number specifically identifies your pet and which database your information can be located in. The microchips we use at the Devonian Veterinary Clinic are good in all of North America.

Downfalls of Identification

Identification is only as good as the information that is registered to the tattoo or microchip. If your animal has been tattooed at our clinic and you move, we strongly encourage you to update your information. If we ever need to call you, it makes it that much easier and may save valuable time in case of an injury. If your pet is microchipped please contact the microchip company to update your information.

We advise you to have your pet carry as much identification as possible. With any luck, you and your pet will never need it, but should you need it, your pet will be thankful that you chose to have it! Collars are still encouraged, but please realize that they can be lost, broken or removed and are not permanent. The Devonian Veterinary Clinic believes in permanent identification so strongly that we have recently changed our policy. Any animal being spayed or neutered here must get a form a permanant identification either the free tattoo that we offer or purchase a microchip.