About the Georgian College Veterinary Hospital
The Georgian College Veterinary Hospital (GCVH), located at the Orillia Campus and licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), provides spay, neuter and dental services to the public at a low cost.
Through the hospital, students in Georgian’s Veterinary Technician diploma and Veterinary Assistant certificate programs gain hands-on experience. All services are provided under the supervision of a staff of Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) veterinarians.
Features of the GCVH
- Full surgical suite
- Full dental suite with digital dental x-ray
- Blood analysis machines for in-house testing
- Stainless steel kennels for cats and dogs
- Up-to-date anesthetic and surgical equipment
- A highly trained staff of RVTs and DVMs
Our services and rates
If you have questions about any of our veterinary services, we welcome you to contact our team!
Available during summer and winter semesters
We offer affordable spay and neuter services for qualified both canine and feline patients. We also provide microchip implantation (done at time of surgical procedures only).
|Microchip implantation||Additional $30|
Available during the winter semester
We offer comprehensive oral assessment and treatment (COHAT) for qualified canine and feline patients – cleanings and x-rays only (extensive dentistry services or extractions aren’t offered).
|Canine dental cleaning||$250|
|Feline dental cleaning||$250|
Available during all semesters (excluding rats)
We run an extremely successful adoption program! We partner with local shelters and rescue groups to offer much-needed surgical procedures and find permanent homes for animals.
Cats, dogs and rats (winter semester only) are listed on our Facebook page.
|Canine adoption||$200 to $500|
|Feline adoption||$100 to $300|
|Rat adoption||Please contact us|
Pet eligibility requirements
To qualify for our services, all incoming animals must meet the following eligibility requirements.
Criteria for procedures
- Must have an up-to-date vaccine status
- Must be generally friendly and easy to handle without any fearful or dominant behaviours
- Must not pose any known bite, scratch or other injury risk towards people or animals
- Must be healthy and free from obvious disease (e.g., infection, wounds, lameness, parasites, diabetes, etc.)
- Must be in ideal body condition (i.e., not over or under weight) and within age limits
|Canine spay||• At least six months and less than five years old|
• More than eight weeks since end of last heat (if there has been a heat cycle)
• Less than 50 lbs
|Canine neuter||• At least six months and less than five years old|
• Two descended testicles
• Less than 70 lbs
|Feline spay||• At least six months and less than five years old|
• Can be in heat
|Feline neuter||• At least six months and less than five years old|
• Two descended testicles
|Canine/feline dental cleaning||• At least one year and less than four years old|
• Must only have mild gingivitis and/or mild calculus on teeth, with no expected issues/extractions
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
All correspondence should go through our firstname.lastname@example.org email.
We have a limited amount of spaces available and they’re filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
We do keep a waiting list during the semester, but it doesn’t transfer from one semester to the next.
All paperwork must be received before your pet can be booked or placed on the waiting list.
Yes! Bloodwork is a mandatory part of each procedure and is collected and run in our onsite lab during the pre-op exam (one week prior to procedure).
There’s no additional cost for the bloodwork; it’s built into the price of the procedure.
The Georgian College Veterinary Hospital is equipped to offer dental cleaning (COHAT), and dental x-rays only.
If your pet requires extractions, the on-staff veterinarian will discuss our findings with you and you’ll be provided with a copy of all the x-rays and our recommendations to take to your veterinarian.
Payments are electronic and a link will be provided to you from the RVT who books your pet through the email@example.com email.
Full payment must be in place prior to your pet’s procedure, or you risk losing your space on the roster.
The Georgian College Veterinary Hospital is located at the Orillia Campus (825 Memorial Ave, Orillia, ON L3V 6S2).
When you enter the college grounds, keep right. Our building is freestanding on the right side of the college campus. There are three student residence buildings closer to the main road – follow the laneway passed them and up to the first set of lot arms, turn right, and you’ll find our clinic near the fence line.
You can simply press the button for security and inform them you’re dropping off or picking up an animal to avoid paying for parking.
Contact us and hours of operation
Location: Orillia Campus, 825 Memorial Ave. Orillia, ON L3V 6S2 (building to the right of the main building)
Surgical hours of operation 2023-24
Summer 2023: May 14 to Aug. 14
Winter 2024: January to April (exact dates to come)
Summer 2024: May to August (exact dates to come)