Important Pender Emergency Room Update: 

Beginning on 7/12/2021, Pender had to adjust our emergency hours. We are open to see incoming emergencies from 7:00am-10:00pm until further announced. Pender will still have qualified Veterinary Professionals for nursing care 24/7, 365 with a doctor on call for hospitalized patients. Since an Emergency Veterinarian is not onsite after 10:00pm, please remember to call us if you need help with your pet, as our evening and overnight team does have access to the status of other local emergency rooms and can better serve you if you call first to discuss your pet’s needs during night-time hours.

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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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