With Christmas just around the corner, we would like to remind you of a few simple things that you can do to ensure you pet is kept healthy and safe over the Christmas season. 

   With lots of great holiday food and treats readily available, be aware that these can be very enticing for our animals and it is therefore important  to keep them out of your pet’s reach

     …   This is especially true for treats that contain chocolate, xylitol (artificial sweetener), grapes/raisins, onions, garlic and other toxic food

   If a cat is part of your pet family, consider not using tinsel to decorate your tree.  Tinsel, if eaten, can easily be caught in the digestive tract of cats and create serious issues. 

   Do not leave your pet alone in a room with lit candles or potporri – this can easily result in fires or painful burns

   Keep holiday plants such as holly, mistletoe lillies out of reach of pets as these can create significant health issues if ingested

   If your pet becomes scared or excitable with company, consider providing a safe, comfortable place for your pet to retreat to if needed.

We would also like to you remind everyone of our Christmas hours.  

December 23: 8:30 am – 5:00pm

December 24: 8:30 am – 12:00pm

December 25-December 29: Closed

December 30: 8:30 am – 5:00pm

December 31: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

January 1: Closed

January 2 & 3: 8:30am – 5:00pm


Please note: If your pet is on medication that may require a refill, please ensure that you have an adequate supply prior to closure.  Additionally,  should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us at (250) 493 – 0503

The staff at Anderson Veterinary Clinic would like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!