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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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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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


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 North Hill Animal Hospital