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Hey That Hurts!

Controlling pain in animals has been a compelling goal of veterinarians for centuries, but we have long lacked the means. It’s really the work of just the past twenty years that has brought pain management for pets to a truly humane level. Even now it’s more of a well-honed art than pure science.

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Neuter Myths

“Neuter Myths” are those crazy ideas that people have related to the neutering of their beloved pets. First things first... “neutering” is the generic term that refers to removing the reproductive tissues from male and female animals.

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Why Neuter?

You want to do what to my dog!? That would be the male owner of the dog after we have recommended neutering. Generally followed by him crossing his legs. Not kidding, I’ve seen it happen many times. Women on the other hand seem a bit too accepting at times… at least in my (male) opinion. […]

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Welcome

At Hillcrest we believe in providing compassionate care for all of our patients and for their owners. For the past four decades we have served the region of Quinte West with respect and integrity. Currently Hillcrest employs 4 full-time veterinarians, one part-time veterinarian and over a dozen staff members to provide full and complete care […]

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Xylitol – Deadly Chewing Gum!

Xylitol is a sugar substitute used in many products today. Particularly diabetic foods (especially baked goods), gums, candies, drinks and low-calorie chocolate products. In humans it will not cause insulin release and it seems to have some effect at reducing the incidence of dental caries. This is why it is used in these products, especially […]

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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.

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

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