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We've built our practice to provide a complete pet care environment.

 

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Parasite Awareness Month

It's that time of the season where ticks, fleas and worms come back in full force. Do you know if you're taking preventative measures in protecting your pet from these nasty parasites?

 

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Welcome to PetFocus Veterinary Hospital in Bedford, NS

The PetFocus Veterinary Hospital, Bedford South, is a unique facility with an open concept, centered around a state-of-the-art surgery suite. Viewing windows allow you to see from the front door to the back door. They also facilitate an environment of collaboration and transparency and give clients a sense of reassurance that their precious pets will receive excellent care.

This modern facility was established in 2013 by the PetFocus Veterinary Group. The hospital offers comprehensive veterinary services and has a special focus on orthopaedic services. Dogs with fractures, mobility issues, lameness or other orthopaedic concerns will benefit from an integrated team of vets and their skilled support teams. Dr. Rushton and his team have performed over 2000 Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgeries since 2003 – thousands of dogs have been helped to get back on their feet and enjoy an active life with their owners.

Comprehensive services that ensure the health of cats, dogs and other small pets are provided here as well. Our skilled and caring veterinarians are passionate about helping new puppies, and kittens have healthy lives – our team offers advice about wellness, nutrition, behaviour, parasites and more!

Our animal hospital is conveniently located at the exit of Larry Uteck Drive with the Bicentennial Highway, near Bayers Lake. New clients are welcome to visit this sparkling new hospital.

Dr. Don Rushton | Dr. Nancy Kersey | Dr. Heather Rintoul
Veterinarian, PetFocus Veterinary Hospital – Bedford – NSVMA Accredited

Meet the Team
The best of the best! Layla has seen her fair share of visits here: two TPLO's and most recently,…

Lynsay Mcguigan

Took my dog Marley for her first appt this week. She is a senior dog that I recently adopted…

Kathy Jones

Ocean, my half newf/ half Bernese just had TPLO surgery. I was super impressed with Dr. Rushton and his staff.…

Ashley Westhaver

We used to take all our babies to this clinic until Dr. Callen left. Always had amazing vet services but…

Nicole Martelle

I can't say enough good things about Dr.Rushton and his staff. They saved my dog! Their care and dedication is…

Jennifer Ferguson

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Stress and Anxiety in Cats

The anxiety and fear associated with stress affects your cat similar to the way it affects us, though cats tend to hide it very well. Even worse, chronic stress can cause a wide range of illnesses.

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Microchipping your Pet

When a pet becomes separated from their owner, either they have been stolen or they have been lost, it is sometimes hard to be reunited again with their family. Most dogs wear collars with ID tags on them, but sometimes collars are taken off or lost which makes it hard to identify who the pet belongs to. If someone were to find them, they are typically going to take them to either a shelter or a veterinary clinic. When the animal is brought into either one of these places the first thing that will most likely be done is they will be scanned for a microchip.

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