We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Welcome to PetWorks Veterinary Hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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 created to meet the changing needs of our pets and their pet parents.

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 Veterinary Hospital has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1989. As an AAHA-accredited hospital, we are recognized among the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. Approximately 12-15% of veterinary hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada are accredited by AAHA so you can rest assured that your four-legged family member is in good hands.

PetWorks Veterinary Hospital is also a Cat Friendly Practice accredited at the Gold level. Our staff handle and treat cats with understanding, gentleness and respect, and make every effort to ensure your visit is as stress-free for you and your cat as possible.

 

 

 

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!

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Friday, March 20, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed reception area" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902-435-2444. We will take a history of your pet over the phone, and bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, we will call to discuss our recommended treatment plan over the phone and then return to your vehicle with your pet. Please ensure your pet has a properly fitted collar or is in a secure carrier. Please remove any additional clothing or blankets prior to our staff handling our patients to minimize risk to our team.

2. We are still OPEN: Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Our Daycare and Boarding facility is temporarily closed.

3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus. You may see our team members wearing additional protective gear when interacting with our clients and patients.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at PetWorks Veterinary Hospital