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.



Cat Spays

There’s more than one way to spay a cat! The average North American veterinarian will have spayed thousands of cats and dogs by the time she or he retires. Routine stuff, for the most part; an incision here, sutures there, remove these bits and close up. We all pretty much do the procedure the same […]

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Melamine Warning

Here is the latest update we have from the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association on the melamine issue: Follow-up notice: Chicken Jerky Treats Suspected of Causing Toxic Reaction in Dogs Several weeks ago, OVMA posted a notice in Newshound regarding a call we received from a member concerning three small dogs that had been exhibiting symptoms […]

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Puppy Nutrition

For the basics in dog nutrition please read the Canine Nutrition article we have posted. For most of us it makes obvious sense that you need to feed a growing puppy differently from they way that you feed a full grown dog. Will a puppy survive and grow on adult dog food? Yes. Will it […]

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Drat! I broke a nail!

Drat! I broke a nail… Before I became a vet, broken nails always seemed like a bit of a tempest in that proverbial teapot. I mean, c’mon Mom, how bad can it be that the manicure will be less than perfect for a few weeks? Drama Queen! For a dog, however, a broken nail is […]

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Ticks! Yuck!

If you’ve ever found a revolting grayish pink insect sucking blood out of your dog’s neck, it won’t likely help much to know that, here in Quinte West (Trenton), ticks don’t often carry disease. The “yuck” factor associated with these ugly bugs is enough to send most pet owners scrambling for help. Ticks are a […]

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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