The Working Dog Project is a collaborative effort of the Theriogenology Foundation and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. It is the most ambitious canine behavioral genetics study ever conceived and is designed to identify the genetic basis for working ability in dogs by comparing the DNA of thousands of dogs through the use of whole genome sequencing.
The brand new Working Dog Project website is here!Learn More
We breed purebred dogs and cats to preserve a closed, and therefore endangered, gene pool. With each planned breeding of our purebred/purpose-bred dog or cherished feline, we aim to produce a generation of healthier offspring. Whether you need pre-breeding health clearances for both your stud dog and brood bitch, semen cryopreservation, advanced insemination procedures, high risk pregnancy monitoring or DNA testing of neonates, we help you breed for success.
SLADE'S COVID-19 POLICY
MAY 25, 2020 - IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING OUR COVID-19 POLICY
Slade Veterinary Hospital will continue to be open 7 days a week to provide medical and surgical care. Our hours are 8AM to 6PM, by appointment only, and we are at capacity.
In order to streamline your visit with our “new normal” guidelines, please be aware of these updates and important Rules of Engagement:
-Please bring only the dog/cat that has a scheduled appointment. If you have multiple pets that need a veterinary service, inform the receptionist at the time you make your appointment. Walk-ins or unscheduled pets may not be seen.
-Call our office when you arrive @ 508-875-7086. You may experience being on hold or have a temporary busy signal. Please redial.
-Slade Veterinary Hospital is private property. You must wear a mask to engage any of our staff whether it is a curbside pickup for food/drug refills or for an appointment. Maintain social distancing for yourself and your pet from other dogs and clients. We reserve the right to refuse service to persons disrespectful of this policy.
-Thoroughly exercise your dogs’ for potty purposes prior to arrival since we are an urban practice and you cannot use the grass on our neighbor’s backyard. For appointments, we will transfer your pet into the office by meeting you at the bottom of our side stairs. There will be adequate time to communicate, electronically, with the medical staff.
-To expedite your visit, please give our receptionist your credit card information at the time you schedule your appointment or upon arrival. We can confirm the final amount with an email or printed receipt. With permission, we can keep your card on file.
-We would also like to send a special “Thank you” to everyone who sent us care packages of gift cards and masks (& respecting no food allowed!) Getting these has brightened our day! As always, our primary concern is to provide quality medical services while protecting our staff, you and the entire community. Thank you for allowing us to provide the level of care you expect and deserve. If you have any questions regarding our policy/procedure during this time, please visit our website at www.sladevet.com or call the office.
-For current events, please follow our Facebook page which is updated daily.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER:
When you visit, please stay in your car and call us so we can connect you with your veterinarian. If you don’t have cell service please knock on the door and we will send someone out. We prefer to receive your credit card information at this point so that it expedites your check-out process. Your veterinarian will take a complete medical history from you over the phone & discuss your concerns and prospective treatment plan. Please bring your dog/cat to the bottom of the side door stairs where you will be greeted by a veterinary technician who will transfer your pet to the examination room. The attending veterinarian will call you when the exam is complete to discuss their findings and give you a visit summary. In the case of cash payment, the receptionist will meet you when the technician returns your pet to you with all necessary medications. We are not taking checks until further notice.
We are trying to prioritize our services to those with the most critical needs first. Please hold your nail trims, huff & buffs and acupuncture until further notice.
Curbside Delivery and Pick up
We are able to deliver medications and food directly to your car curbside. Call the office @ 508-875-7086 so that we can have your order ready in advance, and again when you are in the parking area.If your pet is on a Hills and/or Purina diet, they do offer a home delivery service. If you are interested in this, please call our receptionist to sign you up.
We will be temporarily offering telemedicine services to clients who have been seen with their pets in the last 6 months. Telemedicine offers a chance for you to consult with one of our veterinarians as if you were here in person.
Some situations that may benefit from telemedicine consults include:
-Ongoing/chronic case management
-Mild Symptoms such as sneezing, limping, skin rechecks
-Puppy and kitten socialization.
Appointments will be scheduled and conducted over the phone and you will be billed accordingly. Telemedicine phone consults may require - in person follow up, which will be communicated based on tele-examination findings.
Thank you to all of you for your patience and trust in us!