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Cats: Common Misconceptions

1. My cat is indoors – she only needs to see the vet when she is sick.

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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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A Tale of Two Kitties

Veterinary visits can be stressful especially for our feline friends, so we try to do everything we can to make it as relaxing as possible. Two of our staff members took a course to become certified in Fear Free techniques.

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Preparing Your Dog for Life With A Baby: Part 1

History has shown that dogs and children go hand in hand, so to speak.  We find dogs are good, confident, protectors & playmates and even teachers when it comes to chores and responsibility.  As parents, we must remember the pets we love are in fact dogs and not human.  Dogs do not know right from […]

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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