We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dog Behavioural Counseling

At the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, our purpose is to provide quality healthcare to our companion animals. Animal behaviour is complex, and changing behaviour can be tedious. Some behavioural concerns are directly connected to a medical issue. Once the medical issue is treated, the behaviour is often corrected. Our veterinarians and technologists are capable at handling a variety of behavioural concerns. If we are not able to help with a specific concern, we can make referrals or recommendations to someone who can help.

How can my veterinary team help with dog behaviour?


If you’re concerned about your dog or cat’s behaviour, your veterinarian has a plethora of training and knowledge to assist you. As pet owners ourselves, we can sympathize with frustrations or confusion.

What happens at a consultation?


Our veterinary team will first start by addressing your pet’s physical health and well-being. They may recommend diagnostic testing to rule out medical issues that may be causing certain behaviour. If your pet is otherwise healthy, they will work with you to identify concerns and provide you with specifics techniques for modifying or changing behaviour.

Will my pet insurance policy cover the cost of consultation?


Policy coverage varies from company to company. We recommend you contact your insurance company directly to determine if they will cover the cost of behavioural consultations.

What to expect after the consultation?


You should expect to leave a consultation informed and prepared with a greater understanding of your pet and their needs.
Expect to invest time and patience going forward, as changing behaviour is a long-term process.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Thursday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780 939 3133. We will take a history of your pet over the phone, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, we will call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan and then return your pet to your car.

2. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturdays 8:00 am-6:00 pm and Sundays 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.

4. We ask that payments be made over the phone with a credit card whenever possible. However, we will still accept debit payments if needed.

5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Morinville Veterinary Clinic