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A Walk through a Complete Dental Exam

When your dog or cat comes into our veterinary hospital for a routine physical exam or a scheduled dental exam this is what we are looking for when it comes to the mouth:

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What Not to Chew!

  “My dog chews on everything, his teeth are great!”  Hmmmmm, as a veterinarian when I hear this I get shivers down my spine. Although it is great to allow chewing to prevent boredom and inappropriate destruction and to help clean teeth, there are some things your dog should just not be allowed to chew […]

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How do I Brush My Pet’s Teeth?

We all know how important oral health is.  We are bombarded every day with toothy-grinned models for Colgate toothpaste on TV, images of a smiling patient tilted back in a dental chair in the paper, & voicemails letting us know we’re due for our 6-month dental check-up.  If that’s not enough, now you’ve got us […]

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CAUTION: My Dog Can’t Hold Its Licker

No this isn’t about what you are thinking-I do not allow my dog to drink liquor. What I do mean is I have one of those dogs that licks everyone when they enter my home – whether they want it to happen or not! Not only when you enter my home will you be greeted […]

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Why Does a Pet Teeth Cleaning Cost So Much?

Many clients come into our animal hospital knowing that their pet’s breath is smelly and the teeth are very dirty.  The thought that a dental cleaning is in order has already crossed their mind, but clients seem surprised at the cost when we give them an estimate to “clean the teeth”.

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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: December 14, 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, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Nutrition Centre Only)
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