Additional Services

Veterinary Specialist Referrals


Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Microchip Pet Identification


Peace of mind is priceless!   That’s why we at Bloor Animal Hospital in Toronto, offer and highly recommend pet microchip identification. Collars and tags can fall off and be lost. Tattoos eventually fade and can be removed.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

A microchip is a very tiny electronic device that is injected under the skin over the back of the neck. Each pet receives a unique identification number, which is recorded in a national directory and can be read by a portable scanner.Hospitals, pounds, shelters and humane societies across Canada and the United States are equipped with these scanners, giving them the ability to immediately identify a lost pet. A quick phone call to the national directory and your lost pet is identified and you are notified of its whereabouts.  As an additional bonus, many licensing offices are waiving the annual dog and cat license fee if your pet is microchipped.

Read our article on Bloor West Talk Shop about How Microchip ID’s are globally helping lost pets get found!