Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Growing up on my family's hog farm. I was always around animals and wanted a job where I could help and be around them. My dad also was a vet tech before taking over the family farm. I graduated from University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus for Veterinary Technology, in 2009. I worked at the clinic through college in the food room and as kennel staff. I Loved the people I worked with and really loved the care that everyone gave to all the pet that came through the doors and I wanted to be a part of that. I'm sure everyone says the animals are the best part of the job but it's not just that I love being able to help someone understand their pet's needs or to help someone when they don't know what's going on and what can be done to help them at that moment. Living on the farm I had many pets from cats and dogs to goats and even a few cows. The 1st pet thought that was mine from the start is my current furry baby, my Basset Hound Frogger. I really enjoy sewing and making garments and costumes for myself and my friends. I also enjoy colour, so my hair is always changing and evolving.
Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually.
A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease. It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital