We are happy to report that we finally have a new groomer!

Posted on February 16, 2017

We are happy to report that we finally have a new groomer!

Her name is Alexandrea (Alex as she prefers to be called) and she has quickly become a valuable member of our team. Alex is a certified groomer who received her certificate from École de Tonte de la Pagaille in 2015 and she has been working under the guidance of a very experienced groomer since 2014. With over two years of experience, she has become comfortable with all types of breeds, coats, and all the different personalities that each individual pet brings. Alex has specialized in puppy grooming introduction and has a wide knowledge of...

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National Vet Tech Week By Gabrielle Vachon, CAHT

Posted on October 19, 2016

National Vet Tech Week By Gabrielle Vachon, CAHT

October 16th-22nd 2016, is National Veterinary Technician Week. This annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare.  As a proud and certified Veterinary Technician, I would like to take this opportunity to explain what we do and why we do it. A typical day as a Vet Tech is never typical. We have many different responsibilities and no two days are ever the same. To assist help clients understand our role in their pet`s visit, we often compare ourselves to nurses. In human medicine, for example, there...

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Please join Animal 911 in helping the West Island Mission. They are counting on our generosity!

Posted on November 4, 2015

Please join Animal 911 in helping the West Island Mission. They are counting on our generosity!

The West Island Mission’s Purpose….. “Our mission is to seek out and make a difference in the lives of the people who struggle with poverty in the West Island of Montreal.  We hope to see peoples’ suffering and despair replaced by joy and hope.” LET THIS BE OUR MISSION AND PURPOSE AS WELL!! Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital along with our clinic located at 566 boul. Jacques-Bizard are partnering up with the West Island Mission in order to assist them in achieving their goal this holiday season by providing 300 holiday baskets for needy...

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It’s National Veterinary Technician Week!

Posted on October 15, 2015

It’s National Veterinary Technician Week!

It still catches me off guard when people are surprised to find out there is such a thing as a veterinary nurse. Many refer to them as the vet’s “assistant” or think of them as laboratory technicians, when in fact they are so much more than that. To graduate with a degree in Animal Health Technology, students must go through 3 years of a career program. Animal Health Technology is one of the most demanding and difficult Career Programs offered in Cegeps. It is also quite a competitive program and the admission process is very rigorous,...

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August 22 is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day!

Posted on August 20, 2015

Cats age more rapidly than humans. A cat reaches the approximate human age of 15 during its first year, and then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, they age approximately four “cat years” for every calendar year. So your 8-year-old cat would be 48 in human years.Veterinary care is crucial because a lot can happen in four “cat years,” which is why yearly visits are so important. Did you bring your cat to see your vet this year? (Source:...

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Pet Health Tip: Dental Diets

Posted on February 25, 2015

Pet Health Tip: Dental Diets

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Pet Dental Health Tip: As soon as your pet reaches maturity at the age of twelve months, start using a Dental Diet.  It acts as an excellent regular maintenance diet in addition to helping keep your pet’s teeth clean.  Dental diets decrease tartar build up by several methods. One method is mechanical. The food pellets are larger, harder, and when bitten by the tooth these pellets do not shatter like regular dry food, but stay intact longer scraping off the plaque from the tooth. Still other...

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Careers at Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital

Posted on August 26, 2014

Careers at Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital

You are looking for a challenging job in the veterinary field? You love animals and want to work with a dynamic team? Animal 911 could be the right place for you! As a matter of fact, we always love receiving your resume for the different available positions: veterinarian, animal health technician, technical aid, front desk. If you believe you fit the job profile, please complete the form in our Careers section. Currently Open Job Positions: Animal Health Technician (full-time) Veterinary Office Assistant...

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Giving Back to Pets in Our Community

Posted on March 7, 2014

Every year Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital makes an effort to help find new homes for unwanted pets. We have our own adoption program for cats and we work with two rescue organizations. Here is the sum of our efforts in 2013: Animal 911 Cat Adoption Program: We adopted out 28 cats. The medical care provided to these cats including examination, deworming, testing for Leukemia and feline Aids, vaccination, sterilization as well as housing was done at a cost of $35,141. The cats were each adopted for $156 each thus we subsidized our cat adoption...

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Mosquitoes and Ticks: which should you worry most about in our area?

Posted on March 7, 2014

Mosquitoes and Ticks: which should you worry most about in our area?

Since the mid eighties veterinarians in Quebec have been telling their clients to test their dogs and treat them preventatively against Heartworm disease. In the last ten years the number of new cases detected every year in Quebec is always around 50. Yes, it is a dangerous disease and we really should put every cat and dog on preventative medication since it is a deadly disease, but what we really we should focusing more on is Lyme disease. Lyme disease is much more prevalent in Quebec than Heartworm disease. In fact for every Heartworm...

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FUNDRAISER: Microchip Clinic on Sunday November 24th

Posted on November 16, 2013

FUNDRAISER: Microchip Clinic on Sunday November 24th

On Sunday November 24th Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital and Pitou Minou & Compagnons Pierrefonds are hosting a microchipping fundraiser to raise funds for local animal rescues. Microchipping is an easy, inexpensive and great way to protect your pet from getting lost. If you have already taken advantage of the fundraiser in previous years why don’t you invite your family and friends to partake? We still have room on the waiting list, so please reserve your spot by calling Pitou Minou at 514-696-0111.   When: Sunday November,...

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