Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC).
The OVC HSC is comprised of 3 veterinary hospitals accredited by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario “CVO”.
- OVC Companion Animal Hospital – Referral hospital for companion animals (dogs, cats).
- OVC Large Animal Hospital – Referral hospital for large animals (horses, cows, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, pigs) including the Ruminant Field Service clinic which provides ambulatory care for farm animals.
- OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital – Primary veterinary care for companion animals (patients are referred to the OVC Companion Animal Hospital for specialty care and for after-hours emergency care).
The OVC Companion Animal Hospital and OVC Large Animal Hospital require a referral from your primary veterinarian. If you are considering a referral to one of our hospitals, please discuss this with your primary veterinarian who can contact us to arrange an appointment as required.
Owners in the Guelph area without a primary veterinarian who believe their animal requires urgent or emergency care, can contact our Companion Animal Hospital Emergency Service directly without a referral. Owners of horses and other large animals without a primary veterinarian can contact our Large Animal Hospital to discuss possible veterinary care.
Our team of veterinary specialists and technicians are committed to providing excellent care for your animal. Should you choose to come to one of our hospitals, we understand you may face challenging decisions. Our team will work with you to provide information on all the options for your animal’s care and encourage you to ask questions. Our team is here to help you, but ultimately you are free to choose the option that is best for you and your animal.
Please select the applicable button below for detailed client information. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
OVC HSC can provide medication refills only at the time of your appointment. Requests for refills outside of an appointment must be filled by your primary veterinarian or pharmacy of choice.
A fee applies for prescriptions to external pharmacies requested outside of OVC HSC appointments. To request a prescription to an external pharmacy please contact Client Services a minimum of 2 working days prior to requiring the refill: Companion Animal Hospital 519-823-8830, Large Animal Hospital 519-823-8840.
Please note that we cannot provide prescriptions to be completed at a different veterinary institution.
If you require a prescription renewal outside of our regular business hours, (Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00) please contact your primary veterinarian or local emergency hospital or contact us for an after-hours emergency visit. Note, that an emergency visit admission fee will apply.