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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The Risk of Missing Teeth

Your pet is missing teeth. No big deal you may think, but that is not entirely true.

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What To Know About Pet Dental Care

Terms you should know: Dental Plaque Soft deposits that form on the surface of teeth.  Plaque contains many types of bacteria and can form within 2 hours after eating.

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A Walk through a Complete Dental Exam

When your dog or cat comes into our veterinary hospital for a routine physical exam or a scheduled dental exam this is what we are looking for when it comes to the mouth:

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What Not to Chew!

  “My dog chews on everything, his teeth are great!”  Hmmmmm, as a veterinarian when I hear this I get shivers down my spine. Although it is great to allow chewing to prevent boredom and inappropriate destruction and to help clean teeth, there are some things your dog should just not be allowed to chew […]

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How do I Brush My Pet’s Teeth?

We all know how important oral health is.  We are bombarded every day with toothy-grinned models for Colgate toothpaste on TV, images of a smiling patient tilted back in a dental chair in the paper, & voicemails letting us know we’re due for our 6-month dental check-up.  If that’s not enough, now you’ve got us […]

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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