A Warm Welcome to Tantallon’s Team!

We are thrilled to have Tantallon Veterinary Hospital’s team join us. Their years of expertise and invaluable skills will enrich our practice, and we're eager to extend our warmest welcome to their beloved patients.


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Unlock your pet’s health potential through proper nutrition.

Schedule an appointment today and request personalized nutrition advice for your pet.


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Make the most of your next visit to the vet!

Ask about our parasite prevention options and wellness testing – an evaluation of your pet's current health.


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Accepting New Patients

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Check out our recommendations for new pet owners.


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Save time, order online.

At Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital, we are happy to provide you with the option to browse and shop for your pet, all from the comfort of your own home!


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Welcome to PetFocus Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia

Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital is located at Highway 103’s Exit 5 in the Sobeys Mall, Upper Tantallon, near the Scotiabank.

We have been servicing the pets and people in the area for over 20 years.  Dr. Chris MacDonald is the Petfocus partner at Westwood Hills and he is joined by associate veterinarians Dr. Jane Corkum, Dr. Alex Hare and Dr Joy Prescesky.

Together with annual health exams and more frequent attention to senior pets, Westwood Hills provides complete medical care for your pets.

Westwood Hills 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.




** If there is an emergency outside of business hours, please contact 4Paws. If you’re interested in learning more about their triage protocol, please click here

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