To best organize our schedule, Inglewood Veterinary Clinic in Caledon operates primarily by appointment. Please call or email ahead to organize a time and date with one of our helpful receptionists.
Once you book an appointment with us, please keep these considerations in mind:
- Arrive on-time to your scheduled appointment. We prefer that clients call ahead to announce their arrival to the clinic. That way we can tell clients to wait in the car or outside the clinic if the lobby is full and prevent any pets or people from being overwhelmed.
Please be aware that we enforce no-show/cancellation fees for our appointments and surgeries to ensure we keep our schedule open for helping as many pets as possible. If you fail to come to an appointment or cancel an appointment within 24 hours of the appointment time, a $45 fee will be applied to your account. If you fail to come for your pet’s surgery or cancel it within 36 hours of the surgery drop-off time, a $100 fee will be applied.
- Leashes or pet carriers are required for all pets please.
- Wait times cannot be guaranteed. We sincerely make efforts to start appointments on-time, however we want to make sure every pet gets the most care possible, and we always keep emergency cases the top priority.
- Safety is our highest priority. First, we require all pets to be vaccinated before routine surgery and other surgical intervention. Secondly, we put great effort into making sure your pet is as comfortable as possible, however unfamiliar surroundings or people, and certain procedures (eg. examining ears or paws) may make them uneasy. Therefore, for the safety of everyone involved, restraint may be used either by the pet’s family members or our professionally trained staff. This includes physical restraint and muzzles. Please be familiar with your pet’s behavior in veterinary settings so we know the best way to keep them comfortable. If your pet has had a difficult clinical experience or has shown signs of aggression in a veterinary setting, please be honest with our staff and we will do our best to accommodate your pet. Our staff is well trained to work with such cases.
During regular physical examinations, the veterinarian will thoroughly examine the following:
- Oral cavity
- Lymph nodes
- Heart and lung auscultation
If there is something specific ailing your pet, the veterinarian may go more in-depth with their evaluation and may recommend diagnostic testing.