Important Pender COVID-19 Update: 

We thank you for your patience as Pender has adapted to a new COVID-19 way of Veterinary Medicine. We will continue to adhere to our Hands Free and Curbside processes until further notice.

When you call the hospital, we appreciate your patience in holding as we are currently experiencing longer than normal wait times, 5-15 minutes. A member of our team will be with you as soon as possible. Please do not hang up; all calls are answered in the order they are received.

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“At seven my pet is just middle age, right?”

No, a pet’s life schedule is very different than ours. At six months they are like teenagers, and by seven years of age they have rolled into their senior years. At Pender, we focus on the health status of those over seven because we find that many aging disease complexes start being exhibited then. Because of this, we recommend a minimal amount of lab tests that will show if there are hidden diseases that need attention. We find that about 20% of these patients will have a disease entity that was not obvious on a physical exam, and that needs medical attention now. We have put together different packages of tests (at reduced prices) that fit certain species, age, and breeds.

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