Boarding & Daycare

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


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Pet Parasite Prevention

Parasite season is upon us, and our staff at PetWorks Vet Hospital will get your pets ready for it through quality parasite prevention treatments. Give us a call today and schedule an appointment!


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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

To learn more about our hospital, please watch our video!

Meet the Team
My kitty, Chrissy, had the radioactive iodine treatment just a few weeks ago. I was beyond impressed with the…

Laura Boone

My cat Omen got Radioactive Iodine Treatment here this week, and they were extremely awesome!! They called every night faithfully,…

Amy Chandler

Loki's mom here... lol... he's pretty much like part of the furniture there, and has always been welcomed (even when…

Michelle Mcmullen

I have taken Thor for two kitten visits since we adopted him from Spaday and the staff at Petworks made…

Dena King




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