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Fleas by Dr. Dana Cini

A creepy crawly nightmare for pet owners! Don’t despair if your pet has fleas, there are safe and effective treatment options available from your veterinarian, but first you should understand the lifecycle and behaviour of this tiny insect. The flea species that is found on dogs and cats is Ctenocephalides also known as the cat […]

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Mighty Mite by Dr. David J. Kerr, DVM

There are many different types of mites that cause problems with dogs and cats. These microscopic, eight-legged, skin dwellers cause conditions like Mange, Scabies, Walking Dandruff, Red Mange among others. All these critters live in or on the skin, cause itching and all are contagious to dogs and cats and some contagious to humans. Ear […]

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Bugs in the Ears by Dr. David J. Kerr, DVM

Dirty, smelly, sore ears are a real pain for our dogs and cats. Often times ear infections there is an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast causing these painful ears but sometimes bugs are the cause. Otodectes cynotis is the proper name for ear mites. These microscopic eight legged mites are most often found in puppies […]

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Mange Mites: FAQs by Bonnie Kemp, VA, CSR

What is Mange? Mange is a skin disease caused by parasitic mites. There are two common types of mange which differ greatly by their cause, presentation, and sometimes treatment. The first and most common is called demodectic mange, caused by the Demodex mite, and is found in puppies, seniors, and adults with poor immune systems. […]

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Lyme Disease by Kaitlyn Sammut, VA

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete-type bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Dogs are infected with Lyme disease when ticks bite and take a blood meal. The disease then circulates throughout the body and tends to localize in the joints. Clinical signs of Lyme disease include generalized pain, anorexia, fever and limping. Incidence of Lyme disease […]

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How do I know if my dog's problem is due to separation anxiety? Separation anxiety describes dogs that usually are overly attached or dependent on family members. They become extremely anxious and show distress behaviours such as vocalization, destruction, or house soiling when separated from the owners.

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Last updated: December 16, 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.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



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


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 North Hill Animal Hospital