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Welcome to Companion Animal Hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

At Companion Animal Hospital, we strive to deliver the most up-to-date treatment and information for your pet within a positive and outgoing environment.

We have been serving the pets and people of Dartmouth and surrounding areas since 1996. Our facility and services are designed to assist in routine preventive care for pets from youth into their golden years.

Our on-site laboratory services allow us to closely monitor critically ill patients by running complete blood counts, chemistry, and electrolyte analysis. For any test that we are unable to run in-house, we will send it to an external lab on the same day. We also have a digital radiograph machine that allows us to see both bone and soft tissue changes. By operating digitally, it allows us to quickly send x-rays to radiologists and referral surgeons for additional insight.

Our seasoned surgery team are professionals in both elective (spay and neuters) and non-elective procedures. We are pleased to offer orthopaedic and basic ophthalmic services.

We look forward to serving you and your fluffy, scaled, and feathered friends, both big and small.

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I took my dog there and I was worried for its life. The veterinarian on staff was absolutely amazing she…

Sabah Saba

Been going here many many years . Knowledgeable staff from front desk..techs and doctors. Compassionate always. Ps..my old…

Rudy M

Excellent service. Good prices. Cat is always happy!

John Jodrey

This has been the most amazing vet clinic I’ve been too, I have rats and it’s hard finding a good…

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Halloween Hazards for Pets

We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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Summer Safety Tips For Pets: Heatstroke

Summer in Nova Scotia is wonderful, but our pets are exposed to some unique hazards that aren't around the rest of the year. Here's a refresher on some summer hazards to watch out for to keep your companion animals safe and healthy.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes took effect Thursday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.434.3111. We will meet you at the door and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Once the examination is finished, the veterinarian will call you to discuss treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a cell phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive appointments and surgeries. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following NEW hours as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 :
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and bring your order to the door. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital