Why join us

Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital is located in Tantallon, NS and is a bustling 4-doctor hospital with a wonderful support staff. Together with annual health exams and more frequent attention to senior pets, our team provides complete veterinary medical care to dogs and cats in the community.

Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital is also a Cat Friendly Practice accredited at the Gold level.

In addition to the fulfillment we get from caring for cherished animals in the hospital, we take great pride in being an important institution in our community. Tantallon is a tranquil suburban area that is only a 30-minute drive away from Halifax. Our hospital is conveniently located off Highway 103 and Hammons Plains Road, near various shops, restaurants and other amenities. Tantallon is surrounded by lush parklands and picturesque bodies of water including Hubley Mill Lake and Stillwater Lake—which altogether provide a beautiful background for work and play.

How to join us

For Veterinarian, Vet Student programs, and Registered Veterinary Technician opportunities, click HERE.

For all other positions at our hospital (Client Care Specialist/Receptionist, Vet Assistant), email your resume to info@westwoodhillsvet.ca.

Last updated: March 22, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Our top priority here at Westwood Hills is the ongoing health and safety of our clients, their pets, and our dedicated team members that serve you and the community.

NEW: We kindly request that clients continue wearing facemasks during their visits to our hospital. Our staff will continue to wear masks, as they remain one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19.
* *Facemasks are no longer mandatory in veterinary clinics (but still highly recommended) as per recent provincial guidelines.

Here is what you can expect during your next visit:

  • We ask that all clients keep their distance / practice social distancing.
  • Continue the use of debit / credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • For those interested we will still offer curbside pickup. Please place your food and medication order 48 hours in advance.
  • We are constantly analyzing our day to day actions and we appreciate your patience. We will continue to implement procedures that are in the best interest of both you, our clients and our staff.

    If you are not feeling well in any way, or if you have interacted with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 we ask that you stay isolated and do not visit us at the clinic. If your pet needs medical attention please have a family member or friend bring in your pet or pick up prescriptions / food.


    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed


    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital