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Veterinary Referrals

As a full service practice, our team here at Champlain Animal Hospital accepts patients referred to us by our colleagues at other veterinary clinics. Welcome! If you have any questions about your pet’s upcoming consultation or procedure, please do not think twice about calling us at 705.742.4243. We treat all patients that walk through our doors as if they were our own!

How do I get a veterinary referral?

In order for our team to be recommended to care for your pet, you will first need to get a referral from your primary veterinarian. They will be able to make the best suggestion on which hospital will be able to handle your pet’s unique case.

What information should I bring with me to your hospital?

You really don’t have to bring much of anything other than yourself and your furry family member. Your veterinary team would have already forwarded us your pet’s medical records and any other important information that we should be aware of.

What is a veterinary referral hospital?

This just means that compared with other practices here in our community, our team has the facilities, time and expertise to treat more complex medical cases and patients. All of the veterinary hospitals in our area have the common goal of caring for all of the animals here, and so we collaborate and share our resources whenever we can.


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Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Champlain Animal Hospital