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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Before You Get a Pet

The gift-giving time of year is fast approaching and we all want to get that “something special” for the ones we love. Every year we see new puppies and kittens given as gifts for Christmas. Often these ‘gifts’ are greeted with joy, appreciation and excitement. Sometimes, they are not.

My advice if you are thinking of getting a pet or giving a pet for Christmas is …. Don’t. Wait until after the holidays and have a discussion with the intended recipient of your generosity to ensure they really want the responsibility of a new dependant family member.

If you are determined to gift or get a pet during the holiday season or any other time of the year, visit www.beforeyougetapet.com

This website has been put together by a number of veterinarians at the Ontario Veterinary College and has some great resources concerning adding a pet to your or someone else’s family.  Behaviour tips, cost of ownership, socializing your cat and dog are all addressed on this website. Reviewing the information presented will give you an indication of what is involved in pet ownership so you can make an informed decision.

Again, I would suggest you wait until after the holiday season and let me be the first to congratulate you on the addition of a four-legged furry family member to your, or a loved one’s life.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at North Hill Animal Hospital