Thank you visiting our hospital website. We hope it is interesting and informative.
The staff of the Barrhaven Veterinary Hospital has been taking care of pets in Barrhaven since 1992. In 2002 we moved to our present location in a community mall on Woodroffe Ave, in the community of Longfields in Barrhaven. The clinic is easily accessible by car from the north and south off Woodroffe, but also on foot or bicycle through pedestrian paths that lead to the shopping centre.
It is our goal to make pets and their owners comfortable when they come see us, while providing quality medical care and a service that maximizes both the health and wellbeing of pets, as well as strengthening the bond between pets and their owners. That includes not only treating pets when they are sick or injured, but also helping pet owners prevent illness and deal with behaviour problems, which can be just as harmful to pets as any illness. We also think it important to have fun.
The Barrhaven Veterinary Hospital is licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. The new 1940 sq. ft. facility was conceived and designed with the help of a registered interior designer to provide a comfortable, safe, hygienic environment for treating dogs and cats. Our brightly coloured waiting room is divided into separate areas for dogs and cats. Because fresh air circulation and preventing the spread of germs is so important in a veterinary hospital, an engineering firm was hired to design and oversee the installation of the ventilation, heating and air conditioning system.
Dividers between the seats in the dog waiting area make it possible for each dog owner to control interactions between dogs and people sharing the waiting area, which makes everyone feel more comfortable. Shelves on the wall in the cat waiting area are provided for nervous cats to safely sit and watch the activities in the waiting area, until it’s their turn to go into the exam room. The hospital has three exam rooms for consultations, so there’s always a private place to see the doctor.
The hospital has a surgery suite and equipment to ensure sterility of surgical instruments, an x-ray unit, two anesthetic machines, oxygen delivery, fluid pumps for administering intravenous fluids, equipment for dental treatment including dental x-ray, and laboratory equipment for analyzing blood samples when pets are ill and need prompt medical treatment. Patient housing is located such that staff can keep an eye on sick patients from the treatment room. The hospital is equipped with six networked computers to ensure that paperwork can be processed quickly, so that our patients and their owners don’t have to wait very long. The staff also uses the computers to communicate with pet owners by email, control inventory so that we don’t run out of supplies unexpectedly, and participate in veterinary continuing education programs over the Internet. We hope that this website will further our ability to provide the services our patients and their owners need.
The Canadian Veterinary Oath
As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills to benefit society. I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.