Meet the team at RainTree Veterinary Hospital this Saturday, April 13, when the Comox Valley’s newest small animal hospital hosts its open house.

It’s time to celebrate! Comox veterinarian welcomes community for Saturday open house

Demonstrations, special guests, prizes and more at RainTree Veterinary Hospital

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your community veterinary hospital, find out this weekend!

RainTree Veterinary Hospital, the Comox Valley’s newest small animal hospital, opened in the Comox Centre Mall six months ago, and invites the community to help them celebrate April 13.

More than exceptional veterinary care, veterinarian Dr. Robin Rainford and her team provide wellness care, diagnostic services, dentistry, surgical procedures, pet rehabilitation and laser therapy. Their four-legged patients benefit from three exam rooms (including a rehab/comfort room), a surgical suite, digital x-ray room, in-house lab, pharmacy, and a large treatment room where small procedures and dentistry are performed. The ICU allows for close monitoring of our post-op patients, with separate cat and dog wards.

Fun for the whole family

“We want the open house to be a real family event, with something for the kids and everyone who loves pet,” says Dr. Rainford.

The free open house, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, underlines Dr. Rainford’s community-minded approach to pet care, including areas such as canine rehabilitation.

The growing field of practice can yield significant benefits for dogs and cats post-injury or surgery, for example, or for those with reduced mobility due to age or conditions such as arthritis. Even basic exercises people can do at home can offer benefits without simply relying on medications, she explains.

“Older animals may not be moving as well as they once did, and there may be things we can do to help.”

The most common questions the RainTree team field involve dental care for pets, so demonstrations highlighting not only home care but veterinary dental care should prove interesting for guests.

Here’s a look at what’s planned:

• Take a clinic tour and meet the staff

• Enjoy raffles, prizes and refreshments

• Meet special guests, including MARS Wildlife Rescue and Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs

• See demonstrations showcasing pet dental care and canine rehabilitation

• For children, enjoy a balloon artist and teddy bear surgery demonstrations – don’t forget your stuffy!

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Can’t make the open house? Learn more about RainTree Veterinary Hospital at raintreevet.ca, stay up-to-date with all the happenings on Facebook, or give them a call at 250-941-1145. And of course, you can always stop by too!

 

Canine rehabilitation can yield significant benefits for dogs and cats post-injury or surgery, or for those with reduced mobility due to age or conditions such as arthritis.

Guests at Saturday’s open house may recognize Wally, part of the RainTree team.

The most common questions the RainTree team field involve dental care for pets, so demonstrations will highlight both home care and veterinary dental care.

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