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.

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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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Pet Names

After waiting nearly 30 years, I finally got to meet Donny Osmond and he totally stole my heart, rubbing against me, twitching his tail happily. Doreen Osmond, the kind lady who took Donny in after a serious car accident, gave us a lot of laughs with her choice of name for the cat. We only […]

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Chomp

Chomp. Can’t you just feel that cat’s teeth on your skin? Yes, “chomp” is a very descriptive word, almost musical. Now what can you do to avoid getting chomped by the cat again? Aggression in cats is a complicated behaviour problem. Of course it is. Nothing’s ever simple with cats is it? There are several […]

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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: 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