Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Internal Parasites

Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Internal Parasites

Spring is here in Vancouver! The sun is shining, dogs and cats are running in the grass, cherry trees are blooming, and the eggs are waiting…That’s right; parasites are excited about spring too! Now that your pets are spending more time outside, there are a few things...
Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligaments In Dogs (CCL of ACL tear)

Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligaments In Dogs (CCL of ACL tear)

A ruptured cranial cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in our pet dogs. Larger breed dogs, particularly Labrador retrievers, Golden retrievers, Rottweilers, Neoplitan mastiff, Newfoundlands, Staffordshire Terriers and Labradoodles seem particularly prone....
February is dental month at Amherst Veterinary Hospital

February is dental month at Amherst Veterinary Hospital

February is dental month at Amherst Veterinary Hospital and we are excited to help give your pet a shiny, healthy smile! Have you checked your pet’s breath lately? Does it make you run across the room? The clinical name for bad breath is halitosis and often there is a...
Leptospirosis in the news

Leptospirosis in the news

Here is a recent article in the news about a dog that died on Vancouver Island due to Leptospirosis. We have received multiple calls from concerned clients as to whether they need to worry about this disease for their dogs. Although not a common disease, Leptospirosis...
Pot Roast and Puppies

Pot Roast and Puppies

Not all dogs like puppies, and it’s not hard to tell why. Puppies lack manners. They nip. They jump. They have seemingly endless piles of energy. Ask anyone with a puppy and they’ll tell you that nothing is more difficult than training a new one. What makes us humans...
Amherst Vet Hospital prepares for Halloween

Amherst Vet Hospital prepares for Halloween

Halloween is a favorite festive time for many, filled with candies and costumes. For our four legged friends however, it can be a dangerous and stressful time of year. Halloween presents an array of hazards, which can be easily avoided to ensure a safe and happy...
Thanksgiving Hazards: No Bones About it

Thanksgiving Hazards: No Bones About it

This weekend, many of us will be enjoying delicious Thanksgiving feasts with our friends and families. And while it can be tempting to share some of our tasty treats with our beloved pets, many of these indulgences are not so safe for our furry friends. Turkey...
Elina is going to Veterinary College!

Elina is going to Veterinary College!

Elina started working at Amherst Veterinary Hospital in June 2017 as a veterinary assistant. At that point she was a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia and had previous volunteer experience. She found her passion for animals while volunteering at...
Camping Canines: Health Tips

Camping Canines: Health Tips

This is the time of year where everyone in Vancouver is out and about, be it trekking around our vibrant city in search of excitement or forging into the wilderness. We want to share these adventures with everyone we love, including our dogs. However, it’s important...
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