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Parking for clients of the OVC HSC is governed by the University of Guelph and is a coin operated meter system. If you can bring enough change for the meter, please do. If you forget however, our Client Services team will be able to make change for you. The meters are in operation from 8:00-5:00 on weekdays only. The meters accept $2, $1 and $0.25 coins.

You can also pay for parking at our meters using “PayByPhone”. This is a 3rd party service that allows you to buy parking time through a mobile application or website using your smartphone. There is a $0.35 transaction fee for each purchase of time and the service is run by PayByPhone, NOT the University of Guelph. A reminder email or text can be sent to your phone when your time is running out and you can buy more time without returning to your vehicle. More information can be found at

A free temporary parking spot is available for emergency clients to the OVC Companion Animal Hospital, located just outside the front doors of the main reception area. Clients may park in this spot free of charge for up to one hour while they go through the initial admission and examination of their pet in the hospital. Once initial admission and examination is complete, or as soon as possible, you are requested to move your vehicle to make the parking spot available to any further incoming emergency.