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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Dog Vaccinations

Vaccines help prevent dogs from becoming sick and therefore, saves you money. Antibodies are natural defense mechanisms that dogs use to fight infection. Vaccines help dogs to make more of these antibodies. We at North Hill Animal Hospital, vaccinate dogs based on the risk each dog has for picking up a certain disease. All dogs should be vaccinated against rabies. This protects them and your whole family against this deadly disease. Dogs also need to be vaccinated against the “core” group of disease, which they can get from interacting with other dogs. In addition, some dogs need protection against Leptospirosis and others need protection from kennel cough.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

Adult dogs are given core vaccines (which include protection against distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and an adenovirus combo vaccine), rabies, leptospirosis, and bordetella.

Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?

The Leptospirosis vaccination needs to be given initially, then needs a booster 3-4 weeks after the first injection, and thereafter is needed annually. Bordatella is an annual vaccine and does not require a booster. Pets will need to be vaccinated against rabies annually for 2 years in a row and then will be vaccinated every 3 years. Core vaccines will need 3 initial puppy boosters at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. After having a booster vaccine annually for 3 years in a row, we move to core vaccines given once every 3 years. Leptospirosis vaccination is given twice in the first year and rabies vaccination is given once. Adult dogs receive yearly examinations and vaccines, depending on their risk of exposure to disease.

How much do dog vaccinations cost?

Please give us a call at 905.857.5057 or send us an email to info@northhillanimalhospital.com and we would be happy to provide you with a quote.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-857-5057. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Instead, we are taking payments over the phone.

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

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at North Hill Animal Hospital