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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More Charity from the Bulls!

Well it appears that our beloved Belleville Bulls are taking one last hard kick at the charitable fund-raising can. They are auctioning off 2 complete sets of game-worn jerseys on the CHL auction site (at auction.chl.ca) in an effort to raise more money for their favourite charities. This list particularly includes Fixed Fur Life , […]

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Our Service Dog Policy

For decades we have had a policy at Hillcrest to help the members of our community that require the help of a service dog. We have done whatever we could to attempt to reduce the costs associated with general preventive care for any client of ours who has an active service dog. With the creation […]

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Pucks4Pawz 2014 Thank You!

November 15th was a good day… On November 15th we hosted the annual “Pucks 4 Pawz” game with the The Belleville Bulls to raise money for Fixed Fur Life. This time around “Pucks 4 Pawz” raised over $2,600 for Fixed Fur Life and their volunteers to use helping the animals and pet owners of Quinte […]

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Remembrance Day 2014

Hillcrest Animal Hospital will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. As with most families in this country my family has had its share of members who served in the armed forces of both Canada and the United States. We have been blessed in that none of our family members have paid the […]

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Pucks 4 Pawz 2014

November 15th is “The Day”! We are very proud to once again organize “Pucks 4 Pawz” with our amazing partners The Belleville Bulls! This time around “Pucks 4 Pawz” will benefit a wonderful local organization called Fixed Fur Life. These folks help people in the Quinte West area on limited incomes deal with veterinary bills […]

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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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed-waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613-394-4811. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 5-7 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive at 613-394-4811 to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the online store button.

5. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital