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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 10:42

Cold laser therapy is being used at Hillside Veterinary Hospital to treat a variety of conditions including wounds, back pain, muscle pain, and osteoarthritis.  Lasers are also used post-operatively on incisions to speed the healing process and to prevent infection as well as over acupuncture points to stimulate circulation and healing.  They provide a non-invasive way to ease pain and...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 08:33

Jonah's Rehabilitation Story - by Darlana (Jonah's person)

We never thought we'd have to put our cherished pet through so much but after a few knee injuries and a complicated TPLO surgery the rehabilitation period afterwards was the key to a successful outcome and the future comfort of our dog.

Given the size of our Great Pyrenees, hydrotherapy wa beneficial for many...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 13:06

It’s that time of year again; our days are becoming cold, wet and frosty and sometimes we might even get a bit of snow!  It’s time to brush up on winter safety for our pets.

Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol)

Cats and dogs are attracted to the sweet smell and taste of antifreeze.

Antifreeze is very toxic - it is rapidly absorbed and there is a high mortality...

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 20:15

Here in the Greater Victoria area you and your pet are very likely to come across fleas.  They are a problem year round in our warm environment, although we see the most activity in the Spring and Fall. We recommend year long flea prevention.

 How to tell if you pet if you pet is in...

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 14:19

The winners of our photo contest have been selected by a panel of judges (all members of our staff). It was very difficult to choose winners from all the amazing photos we received! All of the photos and the winners are posted on Facebook.

Here are some of the winning photos:

Brooklynn - Winner “Best Senior Dog Photo”

 

 

 

 

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" Thank you so much for seeing Robbie so quickly, for taking such good care of him while he had all his diagnostic tests, and for the great communication with us, his very worried foster parents. Your expertise and empathy were much appreciated! "