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. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Step 1 – To shoot or not to shoot
Before snapping your first photo, there are some important factors to consider for your pet. It is important to familiarize your pet with the camera and its different sounds, this way they will not be afraid in front of the lens, and you can create a much more photogenic reaction. Let your pet sniff the camera and take some pictures so they can hear the different snaps and clicks. Location and environment are also very important choices when trying to get a successful photo. Be sure to choose a location that does not have a lot of distractions. Busy parks or streets have loud noises that can be stressful for animals.
Step 2 – Motivate your model
When taking photos of your pet, you have to make sure there is a proper amount of motivation for them to corporate. If your furry friend is food motivated then bringing some yummy treats along would be a great idea. Perhaps a favourite squeaky toy? The idea is to pick something that helps bring your pet’s attention back to you (the camera) while also keeping them interested and wanting more. Don’t forget to give a lot of encouragement! Let your furry friend know how good they look!
Step 3 – Nailing the shot
Moving slowly and not making any sudden, loud noises is important in keeping your pet calm and not ruining the shot at the last moment. You will want to make sure you’re using a fast shutter speed on your camera to catch all the action. Being patient is key when taking photos with animals so be sure to keep yourself happy and hydrated too! Personalizing your pet’s photo is a great way to show off their personality. Consider choosing a quieter environment, like a home office with a fireplace, if your pet is shy or perhaps the backyard in the garden if your pet loves the outdoors. Don’t be afraid to get creative. The sky’s the limit!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre