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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Heartworm Disease by Dr. Mehran Baroughi

What is Heartworm? Heartworms, Dirofilaria immitis, belong to the same class of worms as roundworms. In fact, they look a bit like roundworms, but that is where the similarity ends. Heartworms spend their adult life in the right side of the heart and the large blood vessels connecting the heart to the lungs. Heartworms are […]

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Pet Ear Mites (Otodectes Cynotis) by Caitlin Donsberger, RVT

Written by Caitlin Donsberger, RVT Otodectes cynotis are mites that commonly live in the ears of dogs and cats, but can also be found on other areas of the body.  They are mostly found on the tail and head regions as an animal will typically curl up while sleeping. Ear mites are spread by direct […]

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Suggestions for Flea Control by Angie Waters, RVT

It is that time of year again, where the mighty flea makes a comeback. Not only does it drive you crazy with the quest of getting rid of them, but your pet cannot get relief of their own. It’s time to stand up to that parasite and say no more! First let’s talk about the […]

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Ticks by Dr. Tiffany Rennick

Ticks! For most people, the very thought makes them shudder. These insects themselves are more than just a concern. Ticks can transmit serious diseases to pets and humans. Tick populations have been increasing in Ontario and with them, an increase in tick borne diseases. The tick life cycle has 4 stages: eggs, larvae, nymphs and […]

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Parasite Prevention Information Night!

Join the North Town Veterinary Hospital team on Thursday, May 8th at 7pm to learn important information about parasite prevention. With spring & summer upon us our pets are prone to ticks, fleas, heartworm and other parasitic disease. Dr. Jon Forbes will be joined by Dr. Hofstede from Bayer. Dr. Hofstede joined Dr. Forbes last […]

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Community Parks and Dogs

End of school is here!  As a mum of two young boys, we live in our little park. Dogs pass through with their owners enjoying an evening walk, the kids are playing grounders and building sand castles, and the parents are unwinding from a hectic day at work and after-school activities.

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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.