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How to keep your pet safe this summer?

  • August 5, 2015
  • courtneysherlock

Summertime is family fun time, and pets are part of our family. We are outside more, and so are they. Some families even pack their pets up and take them on trips, especially camping trips. But just as emergency room visits go up for people during warm weather, so do veterinary visits rise for dogs Continue Reading

Indoor Cats are NOT Disease Free

  • February 23, 2015
  • courtneysherlock

Why your Indoor Cat needs a Yearly Physical Exam By keeping your cat indoors only, you are preventing her from coming in contact with other animals/wildlife, run-ins with cars, and many infectious diseases. This saves millions of cats’ lives each year. However, millions of cats die from diseases from which we cannot protect them (inside Continue Reading

Understanding what our Surgery Offers

  • September 30, 2014
  • courtneysherlock

You may have been hearing a lot lately about how there can be quite a bit of variation amongst veterinary hospitals when it comes to spays and neuters. Here at Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital we want to explain what is included with our surgeries so you can fully understand the process and have an Continue Reading

Common Eye Problems

  • courtneysherlock

Conjunctivitis – Dogs What?  Conjunctivitis is a medical term for infection or inflammation of the eye, similar to Pink Eye in people.  In dogs, this is usually due to contagious bacteria that dogs can get from each other. Symptoms:  The eyes will usually get red, squinty and often produce a green-yellow mucous discharge.  Although both eyes Continue Reading

Easter Lilies are Toxic to Cats

  • April 14, 2014
  • courtneysherlock

By: Dr. Crystal Craig Most people are aware of chocolate, onions and grapes being toxic to dogs. But did you know that Lilies are extremely toxic to cats? In fact, other members of the lily family have been found to be toxic, including the day lily and the tiger lily (although there’s no need to Continue Reading

Puppy Socialization

  • January 22, 2014
  • courtneysherlock

By: Dr. Crystal Craig If there’s one thing that concerns me as a veterinarian, it’s seeing fearful puppies. Occasionally I see a new pup for the first vaccine who is a little ball of fear- afraid of strangers, resists touch and even attempts to bite or growl. If this is your puppy, now is the Continue Reading

Getting to know Dr. Prowse

  • January 15, 2014
  • courtneysherlock

Education: DVM University of Guelph, B.Sc. University of Prince Edward Island, B.A. Dalhousie University, Hometown: Truro, Nova Scotia Personal: Family pets include two dogs, St. John and Pepper, and two cats, Simon and Racer. Dr. Prowse lives in Truro, Nova Scotia and is married to Pam. Together they have a son Bradley and a daughter Continue Reading

Why do senior wellness testing?

  • November 7, 2013
  • courtneysherlock

By: Dr. Crystal Craig The majority of pets will not show signs of many illnesses, until very late in the disease process. Since pets age faster than people, we recommend beginning regular testing by the age of eight years in both dogs and cats. Blood work for senior pets can help us to detect hidden Continue Reading

Welcome Dr. Craig!

  • October 30, 2013
  • courtneysherlock

Dr. Crystal Craig graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2008. Originally from New Brunswick, Crystal obtained a BSc from the University of New Brunswick before going to AVC. Crystal has been practicing in the Dartmouth area for the last 5 years, and is looking forward to meeting new clients at Eastern Passage Village Vet. Continue Reading

Handful of dogs

  • October 7, 2013
  • courtneysherlock

Dudley and Fiona have been keeping me very busy lately. They are very well behaved dogs… when their dad (Richard) is home. When it’s just me, they know exactly how to push my buttons. From jumping on the couches, chewing on socks, getting into the garbage and any other bad behavior you can think of; Continue Reading