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.
YOU WANT TO X-RAY MY DOG’S/CAT’S TEETH? As a vet one of the most common questions I get asked when discussing dental disease and cleanings are “Why does your clinic encourage radiographs and others do not?” and “Can’t you just see which teeth need to be pulled?”.
The dental foods our veterinarians recommend are unique. The Hill’s T/D acts like a toothbrush as the tooth breaks through the kibble, creating a scrubbing action. The size of the kibble can sometimes look intimidating, but you would be surprised how well your pet will do with it. It’s been proven to reduce buildup of tartar […]
Last week I had a conversation with some clients about having some routine surgery performed on their older dog. The dog needed a thorough dental cleaning (with full mouth dental x-rays of course) and a couple of small lumps removed. The entire procedure would probably require about 90 minutes under anaesthetic. Like many people they […]
The happiness of being adoptable! Poor Gu Gu the cat. She might be better renamed “Gum Gum” since we had to remove almost all of her teeth recently. Still, like most cats with horrible dental disease, she’s better off without them and maybe now she’ll find a home. Gu Gu was surrendered to the Quinte […]
Up to 70% of all cats and dogs have periodontal disease, making it the most common health condition affecting our animals. Yet it remains one of the most over-looked areas in the health care of pets. Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of the structures that support the teeth – the gums, periodontal ligament, […]
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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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