Veterinarians at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown have had some issues getting the medications needed over the last few days due to the weather.
Since Friday, high winds have forced multiple shut downs of the Confederation Bridge, making it difficult to get shipments to the Island.
Dr. Marti Hopson said AVC vets treat a variety of animals for a number of rare conditions.
She said those conditions require the college to order special medications from Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario that the hospital hopes to get delivered as fast as possible for timely treatment.
"A lot of our medications are ordered specially for special cases, certain diseases that are maybe rare or atypical and if we have to order those medications to be made specially — if it's delayed a day or two, it can have an impact on the treatment for that animal," she said.
Luckily, Hopson said the delivery delay wasn't a matter of life and death for any animals.
But she said the hospital did have to keep a horse at the hospital a few days longer than expected.
The hospital did have to turn to different treatments as they've waited for medication to arrive. Hopson said really is just the reality of working in an animal hospital here on the Island.
She said this winter in particular, there have been multiple occasions where high winds have forced delivery trucks — and AVC medications — to wait on the other side of the Confederation Bridge.