Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Heartworm is an internal parasite that enters the bloodstream from mosquito bites, and the adult parasite lives in the major blood vessels and even in the heart. It can be potentially fatal as it interferes with normal circulation. Thankfully, due to the climate in Alberta, heartworm is not present in our area (our temperature cools off too much at night for the parasite to survive in our mosquitoes). With that said, there is heartworm present elsewhere in Canada and the United States.
If you travel with your pet outside of Alberta, please inform your veterinarian, and they can discuss the specific parasite risks for your region of travel, as well as recommendations for prevention and treatment. If you are concerned that your pet has travelled to an area with heartworm without proper prevention or treatment, please call us and we can schedule an appointment to assess and treat your pet as needed.
Southpointe Pet Hospital is committed to doing our part in protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19. To allow us to continue operating during the pandemic, we have implemented a CLOSED DOOR POLICY.
For the safety of our staff, clients and our entire community, ONLY ONE CLIENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ACCOMPANY THEIR PET INTO THE BUILDING AT A TIME, and A MASK MUST BE WORN TO ENTER.
When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call (403) 532-0085. Our staff will advise you on when you can enter for your appointment, or deliver prescriptions and food orders to your vehicle.
For safety reasons, please be prepared to pay with CREDIT or DEBIT, as cash will not be accepted. If you do not have a phone or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.
As of June 29, 2020, we are resuming normal scheduling of non-urgent appointments, including annual exams, vaccinations, spays and neuters with clients present.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation together.