We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Best Plan for Senior Cats

“Best Care” Plan for Senior Cats

Services included in the BEST CARE Senior Cat Healthcare Package:

Free Examinations/Rechecks for 1 year *

  • Semi-Annual Comprehensive Physical Examinations (2)
    • include nail trims
    • include fecal testing for parasites
    • includes once yearly complete worming
  • Vaccinations required for optimal preventive health care
    • Feline Leukemia vaccine
    • Rabies vaccine
    • Upper Respiratory virus vaccine
    • Panleukopenia (distemper) vaccine (as required)
  • Seasonal flea, ear mite and worm prevention
    • Advantage Multi
  • Routine screening bloodwork once every year:
    • includes senior chemistry panel, CBC and electrolytes
    • includes T4 level (thyroid)
  • Screening urinalysis once every year
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring once every year

This care package is not an insurance package. It is designed to provide the optimal preventive care package for a healthy senior cat, allowing owners to make budgeted payments. All services covered by this contract apply to regular service hours only and do not include any out-of-hours services.

* The Free examinations/rechecks included in this package cover the cost of the examinations only and do not cover any diagnostic testing or medications prescribed as a result of the examinations/rechecks.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed-waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613-394-4811. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets only. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 5-7 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive at 613-394-4811 to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the online store button.

5. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital