IT'S AT THE HEART
OF EVERYTHING WE DO.
Vetspress is an independent veterinary office in NDG that provides primary and specialist care for companion animals and their families. We understand the importance of recognizing the specific circumstances of each client and carefully listen to their perspective and concerns.
Vetspress understands that our pets are members of our family who depend on people to make health decisions for them. We are here to help ensure that your cats and dogs are healthy, comfortable, stress free and above all happy. We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity, competence and compassion.
Dr. Lissa Altschuler graduated in 2008 from the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal. She has a special approach to practicing veterinary medicine. Dr. Lissa takes the time to discuss a pet’s health condition and the various treatment options available. Education and choice are essential elements in her repertoire. This approach has consistently led to a higher overall quality of care, pet health and happiness.
Dr. Lissa adds a personal and comforting touch to treating the treasured pets of your family. She is dedicated to educating and enhancing the relationship between people and their pets.
We use a wellness exam to check up on your cat or dog’s physical health, update any vaccines or medication, discuss diet and make sure your pet is a healthy weight. We also explore any behavioural issues, allergies or general questions that you might have.
We may ask for a stool sample or collect blood. Stool, urine, and blood testing can tell us a lot about the health of your pet’s internal organs. We can also help with nail trimming, ear cleaning, or other basic grooming care.
SENIOR PET EXAM
Once your dog or cat turns 7, we recommend that they undergo a thorough senior wellness exam and diagnostic work-up. Our exams include how to take care of your pet’s joints and help with arthritic pain, dietary care and nutrition and dental care.
We look for lumps and bumps, vision and hearing loss and changes in weight and drinking habits. There are also medications and supplements available to ease your pet’s joint pain and lifestyle adjustments that can help your pet maneuver through your home and sleep better.
END OF LIFE CARE
The end of life stage is very difficult for owners and their beloved animal companions. We assess pets in their natural home setting, where they are surrounded by the people who love them.
We do everything possible to improve their physical and emotional well-being, and to help you cope with the difficulties of caring for a terminally ill pet. We are there to support and guide you through the heartbreaking decision of saying goodbye by giving your pets the gift of euthanasia in the comfort of their homes.
END OF LIFE CARE
We can insert an internationally recognized microchip to both dogs and cats at any age. We can also fill out appropriate travel documents for travel to any international destination.
All dogs and cats should be vaccinated in order to prevent several deadly infectious diseases. But depending on your pet’s age and lifestyle, we can customize the immunizations to protect and maintain health without stressing their immune system with unnecessary vaccinations.
CUSTOMIZED VACCINE PROTOCOLS
When necessary or desired we can refer your animal to an appropriate board certified specialist (surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, etc).