What to Expect at Your First Appointment with Us
We know it can be stressful to visit a new animal hospital for the first time. Knowing what to expect at your first appointment can help make the process more relaxed and pleasant for you and your furry friend.
1. Settle In & Complete The Form
When you arrive, you will be greeted warmly by our reception staff. Try to arrive about 10 minutes early to fill out our New Patient Form, (or to save a bit of time, you can complete the New Patient Form online in advance).
2. Meet Your Veterinary Technician
The veterinary technician will review your animal companion's medical history and discuss your concerns about their health.
3. Meet Your Veterinarian
One of our veterinarians will see you next, examine your pet, answer any questions you may have, and discuss further diagnostics or recommended treatment. This is a great time to ask questions. Our team wants to make sure you’re completely comfortable with the information we’re providing.
Our veterinary technician will come back to wrap things up and will provide you with helpful pet care information and answer any wellness and care questions you may have. Our front desk staff will process your payment and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments.
Our Pet Care Mission
Our team at Smith Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to helping your patients achieve the highest quality of life. Our team provides exceptional care while showing respect for you and your beloved companion.
We believe that being responsible, helpful, fair, and honest will help us to best serve you and your dog or cat. Our team strives to treat every client with the same high standard of professional integrity and ensure that pets and pet parents feel welcome and appreciated.
We proudly serve owners in Thornhill and from across the York Region. We are passionate about providing preventive care, client education, and comprehensive services with empathy and kindness.
If you and your furry friends are new to our hospital and would like to learn more about our office policies, payment options, and appointment booking, please read through the answers to our hospital FAQs below.
- What types of payment options are available?
We accept payment by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
- Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
- What is your appointment cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the space in our schedule to other clients.
- What types of animals do you treat?
We take care of cats and dogs.
- Can you help with my pet insurance?
Our administrative team will be happy to help you fill out pet insurance forms for your companion's visit.
PetPage by AllyDVM
For our existing clients, we recommend downloading the Pet Page app. Easily request appointments and access your pet's complete healthcare information, all in one place.