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.

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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*

Clinic Address Phone Number
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

 

*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.