New Kitten at Home?

Learn about the importance of spaying or neutering your cat.


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Dental Focus Month

The most commonly diagnosed health problem in pets is dental disease. Daily teeth brushing and annual dental cleanings help prevent severe dental disease.


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Welcome to Dartmouth Veterinary Hospital in Dartmouth, NS

The Dartmouth Veterinary Hospital has been in its current location since 1971. In mid-2004, after heavy destruction from Hurricane Juan, the newly renovated and expanded hospital reopened with a new laboratory area, large surgical preparation and treatment area, a large surgical suite, a dental suite, a radiology suite that houses state of the art Digital Radiology system, an Isolation Unit, dog runs, and dog and cat wards.

The hospital itself is designed to take advantage of as much natural light as possible, and much effort went into designing appropriate airflow and sound restriction. In the basement area, a multi-purpose room is used as a classroom for puppy socialization and obedience classes. The hospital works with multiple rescues, including Good Bones, GPAC, and Elderdog

Meet the Team
Excellent veterinary. Staff very friendly and caring. The Doctors are great with the animals and very thorough.…

Paulette Inness

I can't say enough great things about Dartmouth Veterinary Hospital, our regular vet, Dr. Paul Robb, and the other vets…

Heidi Hagelstein

I've been with this vet hospital for 24 years now and only great things to say. The are always compationite…

Linda Aube

We are in the midst of having our cat Salem tested and potentially treated. We have been quite worried…

Terri Kilbride

The workers here are great! From the lady's at the front desk to dr. Jones. So friendly, kind, very informative....just…

Lacey Sutherland


Dog Services
Cat Services


The Importance of Spaying Your Pet

What is spaying?Spaying is when veterinarians surgically remove the reproductive organs from your female companion. This procedure requires your pet to undergo general anesthesia. Our clinic performs two surgical techniques, “ovariectomy” – removal of the ovaries and “ovariohysterectomy” – removal of the ovaries and uterus. These are two very common techniques and are performed on a daily basis here at our clinic.

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Motion Sickness in Dogs

Motion sickness is never fun for both the dog and the owner. Commonly seen in puppies and younger dogs, motion sickness occurs because the ear structures used for balance aren’t quite developed yet. Many puppies outgrow motion sickness. Even though the ear structures have developed normally, your dog has already associated car rides with nausea and may still vomit as he or she gets older.

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