Pocket Pets Services

Tiny animals make adorable pets but they can also benefit from veterinary care. At Elmwood Veterinary Hospital, we know even the tiniest furry friends deserve love and the best veterinary care. Our hospital provides care that allows pocket pets to live a healthy and long life. We are here to provide expert medical advice on the quality of care your pocket pet needs.

What pocket pets does your hospital provide care for?

Pocket pets are that our hospital regularly treats include:

  • Hamsters
  • Gerbils
  • Chinchillas
  • Guinea pigs
  • Ferrets
  • Hedgehogs
  • Rats

When should I schedule an appointment for my pocket pet?

    Just like other pets, we recommend pocket pets have annual routine wellness exams to detect any health issues. You should also schedule an appointment if your pocket pet is showing signs of illnesses, which can look like diarrhea, coughing, sneezing, lumps and poor hair quality. Call us at 506.858.9900 to schedule an appointment for your pocket pet.

  • Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We ask that you continue to wear a mask when entering our hospital. To maintain social distancing, we are currently only allowing one person per exam room during appointments, with certain exceptions.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Elmwood Veterinary Hospital