Veterinary Care for Your Pet
If your pet is sick or injured, as an owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have your pet examined by a licensed veterinarian. Regular visits to a veterinarian are also important to keep your pet happy and healthy. Find out more about choosing the right vet, where to seek emergency care, and a list of some of the clinics in Ottawa currently accepting clients.
You may also want to consider purchasing pet insurance to be prepared for your pet’s unexpected medical needs.
Finding a Veterinarian
Establishing a relationship with a veterinarian is the most important step you can take as a pet owner.
While the OHS cannot recommend any veterinarian, you can search for local veterinarians through the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.
Here are a few tips to choose the right veterinarian for you:
- Ask your friends. They can offer feedback about the veterinary clinic they use.
- Consider hours of operation. If you work week days, it may be more convenient to select a clinic that has early morning, evening or weekend hours.
- If you can walk or take a quick drive to your veterinarian, it may reduce your pet’s stress when traveling to their clinic. City transit also accepts animals.
- Do you need specialty services? Not all vets have expertise with rabbits, and fearful cats may do better with a cats-only vet. Some animals are very sensitive about handling, and some vets specialize in fear-free handling. Some vets will even make house calls.
Veterinary Clinics Accepting New Clients*
|Bridlewood Animal Hospital||701 Eagleson Road||613-599-6447|
|Carp Road Animal Hospital||1054 Carp Road||613-831-2965|
|Eagleson Vet Clinic||46-500 Eagleson Road||613-383-8381|
|The Hamlet Veterinary Hospital||2592 Innes Road||613-837-7387|
|Kanata Animal Hospital||440 Hazeldean Road||613-836-2848|
|Vanier Animal Hospital||257 McArthur Avenue||613-748-1234|
|Greenboro Veterinary Clinic||2 Lorry Greenberg Drive||613-247-0013|
*This list does not represent all veterinary clinics in Ottawa accepting new clients. This list represents those clinics who, when asked, indicated they were currently accepting new clients. The OHS is not responsible for the accuracy of this information. Contact the clinic for the most up-to-date information.