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Lyme disease

Lyme disease is an interesting organism as there are many differences between infection in humans and in dogs.  After being bitten by a tick that has transmitted Borrelia burgdorferi, 80% of humans will develop a rash and flu-like symptoms.  Joint pain often ensues with 15% of people developing neurologic abnormalities and 5% of people developing […]

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Open House June 17th!

Join the Harbour Cities vet clinic team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to get a behind the scenes view of our clinic on June 17th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. If weather permits, we’ll be having BBQ & lots of prizes for the little ones! See you there.

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Choose Low Stress & Fear Free Veterinary Visit

Within a year of graduating from veterinary school, I realized that there was very little information for the owners, staff and veterinarian on the behaviour of our companion animals. I decided to take Dr. Sophia Yin’s Low-Stress Handling course. It was a course that was challenging and extremely useful. As soon as I started the […]

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Joining the Harbour Cities Team!

My reasons for choosing a career in veterinarian medicine comes from my own personal experiences with my fur-babies.  I have had many family pets growing up, but it was definitely my rescue dogs throughout my adult years that had the biggest impact on my life. 

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Recognizing Pet Emergencies

Some pet emergencies are obvious, but others can be a bit subtle. Many animals are stoic and hide their illnesses, which can make things more complicated. 

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Rabies - It’s Scary but Preventable!

Now and then, a story about rabies in humans or our pets hits the news.

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Last updated: April 18, 2022

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. Masks are mandatory for everyone coming inside our hospital. Maximum of 2 clients allowed into our exams rooms per appointment (there's not much room in there!)

Please note that it will take at least 24 hours for all prescription and food items to be ready for pick up (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

Unfortunately, our bathroom is still closed to the public as it is in our radiology room.

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.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
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.

We are committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace. Abusive conduct or communications will not be tolerated and may result in denial of services.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Harbour Cities Veterinary Hospital