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.

Kelsie

Animal Care Attendant

I have been around pets since I was young. I’ve also been an avid horseback rider for the past 9 years and have worked as a barn hand for the past couple of years. I couldn’t imagine life without animals. From cats to horses, getting to know their personalities and their different quirks is lots of fun and can make your day very entertaining. My own dog Howie had to have surgery on both hind legs. At the time, it was terrifying not knowing if he would be able to walk normally again. Now I get to help treat animals who had the same surgery. The vets at Centennial are always willing to teach me about the animals I handle.

Outside the hospital, I enjoy horseback riding lessons which include jumping and dressage. I love to bake at home, specifically cakes and decorating them. When I can, I like to hang out with friends. During the school year, I attend the University of Manitoba where I’m in the faculty of Science. I have a Labrador retriever at home named Howie and he is 9 years old. He’s a couch potato but he’s a great cuddle buddy. I also have a 5 year of tabby cat named Ivy and an orange cat named Nigel who is also 5 years old. Both love to play and you will catch them often chasing each other around the house!

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How to help injured and orphaned wild animals

Below are a few suggestions should you come across injured or orphaned wildlife.  First, you need to determine if the wild animal is indeed injured or abandoned without putting yourself in harm’s way. Try not to have too much contact with the animal or to disturb the surroundings. If you are unsure, it is best that you leave it be and call a wildlife specialist to notify them about the animal and its location. Certain animals like rabbits and deer often leave their young alone for long periods throughout the day. If it appears healthy and well, do not disturb the animal. 

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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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Please call 204-269-8162 when you arrive for your appointment or ring the doorbell, and one of our staff members will meet you at the hospital entrance to admit your pet for their exam. Once the veterinarian has finished the exam, we will call to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept 2 routine appointments per day, per doctor, but priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

4. 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. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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 Centennial Animal Hospital