For pet owners, the best veterinarian is the one who cares the most for their beloved animals.
The staff at Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital feels exactly the same way.
“When it comes down to the medicine and the practice, we’re so focused, we’re so determined— we just really want what’s best for the animals,” says office manager, Laura Crichton. “What’s most important is making sure the clients are happy and that their animals are given the best care possible.”
Staff even stay in touch with pet owners after appointments, making follow-up calls to ensure treatment and aftercare is going smoothly, Crichton says. “We’re all very passionate about animals and their well-being.”
The Port Coquitlam animal hospital treats small, furry, four-legged pets of all kinds—primarily dogs and cats, but also smaller animals such as rabbits and hamsters. Stocked with the latest products and equipment, they offer acupuncture and chiropractic services, laser surgery and digital imaging x-rays.
They also have an in-house blood analyzer, which means that test results come back right away, allowing veterinarians to begin treatment.
“Our staff attend seminars and upgrade their training on their own time,” Crichton adds. “It’s important to them. Many of them live in the Port Coquitlam community and have pets of their own.”
Deeply connected to the community, Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital helps out many local non-profit organizations and shelters, including Network for Animals, the SPCA, Katie’s Place, Hug-A-Bull and others. They also deal with Bosley's in Port Coquitlam and Bark Avenue in Pitt Meadows.
“The city means a lot to us,” says Crichton, “so we really try to get involved and give back whenever we can.”
To find out more about the Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital and the caring services they provide, call 604-945-4949 or visit www.coolvet.com. The Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital can also be found on Facebook by searching for Coolvet.