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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Travelling Without Your Pet

Everyone likes a little time away every now and then, but sometimes, that means leaving the pets at home. When you find yourself preparing to leave on a trip, don’t forget about the four-legged family members.

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When to Call

It can be difficult to know when your pet is having an emergency, here is an outline of how to judge the situation.

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Catios

The outdoor world can be big and scary, especially when you are the size of a cat. As we all know, there are a lot of dangers outside for cats too, whether it be predators or motor vehicles. As the saying goes, the biggest thing that gets our cats into trouble is probably curiosity.

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We Aren’t Just Rescuing Dogs

In recent years, people have been rescuing more and more dogs from overseas, or countries south of us. A lot of the dogs are displaced from their homes during natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, or the flooding in Texas.

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Your Cat Needs To Drink More Water

Your cat may be prone to troubles with his urinary tract system and one easy way to help prevent this is to encourage increased intake of water. Feed your cat canned food. It is high in water content, and most cats appreciate the treat.

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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