Pocket Pet Services

Pocket pets are exactly what they sound like; little critters that can fit in your pocket or the palm of your hand. For safety measures, it’s important we mention you don’t make a habit of keeping them there. At Animal Medical Centre South, we offer vaccinations, veterinary exams and nutritional food designed for pocket pets. Every animal companion has their own distinct personality and medical needs. We look forward to meeting and treating yours. To learn more about our pocket pet services, contact us at 403.527.4888.

What qualifies as a pocket pet?

Pocket pets are small rodents and animals that bring joy and mischievous charisma to one’s home. They’re low maintenance but enjoy attention and time outside their cages. The kinds of pocket pets that make great companions include mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, hamsters and rats. Don’t hesitate to ask us which of these pocket pets best suit your lifestyle. There is tons of research available but if you’re a client and thinking of making another addition to your family, we welcome these inquiries.

What kind of pocket pet is suitable for my life?

The kind of pocket pet you decide to make your miniature companion depends on your availability and stamina for play time. If you’re away from home often rats and hedgehogs are independent pets who can thrive on their own for days. Mice, hamsters and gerbils benefit from lots of attention. All pockets pets will need some type of care – they are definitely not “low-maintenance” pets. They will need toys and exercise wheels to keep them stimulated. Besides that, they’re great animal friends with unique personalities that should be catered to.


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Last updated: September 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Our doors are OPEN and we are allowing clients into the clinic. Please wear a facemask before coming through our doors.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres is required.
  • Surgical/Medical drop-offs are best completed curbside, please call when you arrive.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. If you are picking up an online order at our hospital, please give us a call and we will bring it out to your car. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED
    Closed on Holidays.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre South