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.

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What is Cognitive Dysfunction in Dogs?

Cognitive dysfunction is common as a dog ages. Simple tasks that your dog would naturally know would start to diminish. These tasks may include: staring at walls, pacing at night, leaking urine while lying or sleeping, etc. Veterinarians use a tool called DISHAA to help assess your dog for cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS).

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The Benefits of Feeding Your Pet Canned Food

There are many benefits of feeding your dog or cat wet food. Not only will your pet enjoy the taste, but it can also help with hydration and weight management. Almost all of the exclusive veterinary diets we prescribe are available in cans – this allows you to practice mixed feeding without sacrificing the effectiveness […]

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Choosing the Right Pet Food

There is specific information that must be provided on a pet food label. Owners must be aware that labels are a promotional tool to attract their decisions. What does that mean? Much of the information provided – including the ingredient list and use of terms such as “holistic”; “premium” or “human-grade” is of little value […]

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Your Pet is Scheduled for an Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan is where high-frequency sound waves are used to produce images of structures within your pet’s body. So what should you expect from this procedure?

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Does your pet have allergies?

Why it is recommended to purchase an allergy food through your veterinarian.

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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: May 29, 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. 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