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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Dog Vaccinations

Vaccination is an important part of protecting your pet against potentially life-threatening diseases. Depending on your pet’s lifestyle and specific needs our veterinarians at Hillcrest will determine what vaccines best suit your pet’s needs.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

Adult dogs are vaccinated yearly against infectious canine cough (a Bordetella or kennel cough) and leptospirosis. Once every three years, we vaccinate adult dogs for rabies and they receive their distemper series combination.

Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?

Keeping your pet up to date on vaccinations is our key role in your pet’s life. Every annual exam visit determines what vaccines your pet needs to help keep them protected. Our veterinarians will discuss with you individually the lifestyle of your pet and can determine a schedule for their required vaccines. Contact the clinic today to ensure your pet is protected.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

It is important to have your pet vaccinated as it is a great means of prevention for potentially life-threatening diseases.

What’s included in dog vaccinations fees?

Our yearly appointment for vaccination includes a full general health exam during which our veterinarian team will determine based on your pet’s lifestyle which vaccines they require that year. We also have various wellness plans that incorporate yearly vaccines. Prices vary per package etc.

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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.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 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 are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets only. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

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.

6. 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