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Microchipping Your Pet

Ever worry about your pet running off and not knowing if you'd find them? Microchipping can bring a peace of mind!


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Dental Health Care

At Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital we offer comprehensive dental cleanings to prevent dental disease. The earlier dental disease is detected, the sooner your pet gets back to having a happy healthy mouth. Book your next appointment today!


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Welcome to PetFocus Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital in Upper Tantallon

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

Since opening, the hospital staff has increased to four Veterinarians, four Registered Veterinary Technicians, four Veterinary Assistants, four Client Care Specialists and a Site Coordinator. Dr. Rushton has a special interest in orthopedic surgery – he has moved these services to the new PetFocus clinic at Bedford South. Dr. Chris MacDonald is the Petfocus partner at Westwood Hills and he is joined by associate veterinarians Dr. Robert Doucette, Dr. Jane Corkum and Dr. Alex Hare.

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

Meet the Team
In Oct 2017 Our dog Sloan met a porcupine! Our usual vet was closed for the day. I called PetFocus…

Paul Melanson

Zoe is now 15 years old and has been in good hands with Dr MacDonald. We always feel confident of…

Theresa Woodburn

We have been going to Westwood Hills for 6 years. The 3 of us enjoy going there. From regular check…

Debbie Thomas

I love this clinic so much. Staff are very kind and thorough. Definitely highly recommmend:)

Suzanne Bright

We have been with Westwood Hills Clinic since we moved to Haliburton Heights over six years ago. We have…

Dave White


Dog Services
Cat Services


Combating Overweight with Pet Walking

Walking for Weight Loss

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (2016), 54% of dogs in North America are overweight. It is a huge struggle that many pet owners have. Often the first thing that we have to do is to recognize that our pets are overweight, often a chubby pet is thought of as cute, and we need to change this mindset.In the exam room, many people will tell me that they are surprised that their dog is overweight because they are walked long and walked often. I recently read an article from Dr. Ernie Ward who discussed getting the most out of a walk when it comes to obesity. It is essential in a weight loss plan to appreciate that to lose weight a dog needs more than a casual stroll. I’ve taken and summarized some of the information from Dr. Ward’s article and hope it will help your dog get appropriately exercised; this is also something that will benefit us as well, we can bond with our dog and get exercise and fresh air.

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Humane Euthanasia

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye – Humane Euthanasia

There is a time when we all have to make a decision regarding the quality and future of our pet’s life. Humane euthanasia is a term we use when we humanely end a pet’s life. In small animal veterinary medicine, this is usually performed with the use of injectable medications.

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