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Saying Goodbye… is Never Easy

Written by Angie Waters RVT (with help from Nicole & Robyn) It is never easy saying goodbye to our faithful friends. Some may have been with you for many years, or are taken from us far too soon. They are the first eyes or nose you may feel waking you up for breakfast, or for […]

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Spring is in the air! by Dr. Daniella Shmuel

With Easter and spring festivities jut around the corner, it’s time to show our pets some extra love by keeping them safe from seasonal hazards. Here are a few common toxins that are particularly seen this time of year. Chocolate: Most of us already know how unsafe chocolate is for our pets, but it’s important […]

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Heartworm & Parasite Season by Dr. Tiffany Rennick

As spring approaches, so does Ontario’s heartworm season.  June to November in our province brings mosquitoes, and mosquitoes bring heartworm. Heartworm disease is caused by a parasite called Dirofilaria immitis. Any dog can become infected with heartworm. Heartworm infections can occur in cats but are less common. Heartworm in Ontario has been on the rise. […]

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Life as an Overnight Tech at North Town Vet

Written by Lesley Showers  RVT, North Town Veterinary Hospital Hello, and welcome to the world and workings of the overnight shift here at North Town.  Everyone usually has a pretty good idea of what happens in a vet clinic during the day because you can see it.  But what happens after everyone has gone home for […]

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Owen’s Dentistry at North Town Veterinary Hospital

Owen came in for a dental procedure at North Town Veterinary Hospital! Check out what happened in this photo diary!

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Cannabis (Marijuana) Intoxication in Cats and Dogs

Pets have more cannabinoid receptors in their brains than humans. This means that the effects of cannabis are more dramatic and potentially more toxic. A small amount of cannabis is all it takes to cause toxicity in cats and dogs.

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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.


- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

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.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.