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.
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.
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