Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April […]

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Lymphoma in Dogs

The typical canine lymphoma patient is a middle-aged dog brought to the veterinarian because one or more lumps have been found.

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Warmer Weather Brings Respiratory Problems – Laryngeal Paralysis

Most of us know the larynx is commonly known as the voice box and is located in the throat. We know that laryngitis is a condition where one cannot speak.

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Feline Odontoclastic Resorption Lesions (FORLs)

When looking at my own cat’s mouth, I noticed that she had a sore lesion on the gum line that looks like a cavity, I see these frequently in the exam room, and often owners don’t even realize they are there.

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Bones and Pets: Not a Good Mix

Dog and cat owners frequently ask us if their pets can be fed bones.

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We had to put our beloved 13 year old lab River to rest recently. The kindness and compassion of the…

Holly Chinn

We had to put Genevieve, our beautiful 18 yr old tabby, to sleep this past Saturday. Dr. Hare and Erica…

Bruce Chisholm

Newly moved (back) to Halifax after being away for 7 years. Have an 8 month old puppy and wasn't sure…

Sally Rae

I have always experienced excellent service here. My dog has mostly seen Drs. Hare and MacDonald but has seen…

Pam Slauenwhite

I would have zero hesitation to recommend Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital! We have been going there for 15 years…

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

UPDATED June 1, 2020

Our clinic hours are changing! Until further notice our hours are:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.826.1933. We will take a history of your pet over the phone, and bring your pet into the clinic 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. 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.

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

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

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 Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital