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.

Emergency clinic open 24 hours a day

call icon

Golden Comes to Brampton Emergency Vet Clinic After Dog Attack

On the evening of May 23rd, North Town Veterinary Hospital was faced with a serious emergency at our Brampton animal clinic. An Orangeville resident, Rick White came to us with his 14 year old Golden Retriever named Nawla, who had had her leg severed by a fellow neighbourhood dog.

Mr. White has lived at his current address with Nawla for 7 years and routinely would let her out onto his front lawn. On this particular evening, seconds after opening the door for his companion he heard yelling and witness Nawla being tortured by another pet.

A quote from the Orangeville citizen from Rick, “I jumped over the railing to try and save my dog, put my hand in that dog’s mouth. It didn’t matter what I did to that dog, it didn’t phase it,” he said. “It seemed like 15-20minutes later the dog just ran off like nothing happened.”

Our North Town Veterinary Hospital team were shocked by the extent of the injuries to Nawla’s body – which could be described to look like a bear attack. Mr. White himself was also advised to seek medical attention for the injuries he sustained in attempt to intervene in the altercation.

The SPCA, Orangeville Police Service and family of Mr. White have been very much involved since Nawla’s horrific attack. Many residents are surprised that she could be the victim of a dog fight considering her calm, friendly & loveable demeanor.

Very much a miracle that she has lived, Nawla’s care required over 600 stitches & staples to ensure her leg could be re-attached. Her recovery also requires extensive at home care and medications; leaving the White’s facing unanticipated medical bills totaling over $5100.

Michelle White, Rick’s sister-in-law, has opened an account on Nawla’s behalf in attempt to aid the family in accepting donations to help cover the costs. All funds raised will be placed towards current outstanding bills, and her continued weekly care. If you are interested in contributing to Nawla’s care, a donation can be made through Royal Bank with the following information:
Transit number – #03562 Account number – #5079926

Please note this account is 100% managed by Nawla’s family and is not linked to our Brampton animal hospital.
If you would prefer to make a donation through our clinic you are welcome to visit us to arrange this with our management team.

Every little bit helps as this family anxiously anticipates getting their lovely lady back to the level of health she was in prior to the terrifying events of May 23rd.

Thank you so much to our Brampton & surrounding communities whose support never goes unnoticed. Wishing Nawla & the White’s the best in this trying time; together we are stronger.



Dog biting another dog's tail

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.

Read More
See All Articles

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.