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Boarding & Daycare

While you’re away, the cats (and dogs) will play, and they’ll love their stay with us!

 

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Nutrition Awareness Month

Pet food matters and choosing the right kind of food for your pet can be challenging!

 

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Welcome to PetWorks Veterinary Hospital in Dartmouth

We are a modern, friendly practice well-equipped clinic with up-to-date recovery and intensive care facilities. We also have advanced dental equipment which allows us to provide advanced dental services. Our surgical site has state-of-the-art monitoring equipment as well as thoroughly sanitized surgical instrumentation.

We are also able to provide our patients with full radiology devices including ultrasound capabilities. We are also able to provide chemotherapy, laser therapy and full pharmacy services. Our staff continues to improve their training by attending numerous continuing education courses when available.

PetWorks started with the opening of the Woodlawn Veterinary Hospital in 1979, a tiny 600 square foot space in Dartmouth’s Woodlawn Mall. In 1985, the practice moved to the Atlantic Superstore location on Portland Street in Dartmouth. Twenty years and three major renovations later it became PetWorks Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort at a brand new location at 850 Portland Street in Dartmouth/Cole Harbour.

This large new facility is designed to deliver veterinary services in the Hospital on the upper level and boarding/daycare services in a modern Pet Resort on the lower level. PetWorks is American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited and Eastern Canada’s largest veterinary hospital created to meet the changing needs of our pets and their pet parents.

Dr. Rick Swinemar, DVM | Dr. Jane MacLellan, DVM | Dr. Nadine Trudeau, DVM
Veterinarians, PetWorks Veterinary Hospital – AAHA Accredited, NSVMA Accredited

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I needed an appointment today ASAP with the vet today and my usual veterinary was booked solid. Petworks was able…

Christine Parsons

Great environment and pleasant staff but way over priced. I got a quote for a operation that was more than…

Garland Weir

My dog had surgery to remove a tumor and the staff were efficient, cheerful and helpful. Outcome was positive and…

Ellen Kearney

Staff is awesome and friendly. Do a great job. Tks guys!

Mike Cross

I took my dog Coco in to see doctor Rick because she had to get some dental surgery done. The…

Cindy Parris

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What's That I See?

Have you ever seen those little rice grains in your pet’s stool or around their bottom? Well, most pets do not eat rice for dinner, did you know that what you are seeing is called tapeworms, yuck. These little guys are an intestinal parasite contracted by ingesting external parasites - usually fleas!

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Lyme Disease and Your Dog

The Halifax region is one of three areas in Nova Scotia that is considered endemic for Lyme disease, with the other two being the South Shore and Pictou County.  This means it regularly affects people and animals and care needs to be taken to avoid exposure.

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