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.

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Sarah Tremblay holding a black cat

Sarah Tremblay, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician
I gravitated to (lovingly) squishing any pets I could get my hands on from childhood! I always knew I wanted to care for them in some form. I graduated with honours from the 3-year Veterinary Technology Program at St. Lawrence College in 2009 and got to work right away! I joined the clinic in 2014 after seeing Hillcrest's website. It demonstrated the clinic's culture of keen interest and compassion for pets as well as their people which is huge! Dentistry, anesthetic & pain management are some of my absolute favourite topics - if you've got questions and some time, I'm your gal! I love getting to clean pet's teeth and nurse them to health as well as keep them comfy while they are in-clinic! I also love educating their people to help them make the most informed decisions on how best to care for their beloved four-legged family members. My favourite thing about the clinic is our pain management protocols and the client education talks! Fun fact about me is that I love travelling. It is how I hit my refresh button and I would LOVE to one day tour South Africa and help the wildlife and people there! My first pet was Maximoose the black (DSH) Panther and Sidney Bean (the brown tabby DSH) jelly bean. Amazing kittens.


Veterinarian giving a cat a vaccination

What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview 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. 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

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.


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



We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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