Wellesley Animal Hospital

8 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E7

(416) 966-1830

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Monday - Friday: 8am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm


What is an RVT? What do RVTs do?

What is an RVT, and what do they do? This week is National Veterinary Technician Week, and we thought there was no better time to shine a spotlight on our RVTs and answer your questions! An RVT, or Registered Veterinary Technician, is a highly trained professional who acts as the right-hand of the doctor and […]

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Fleas: Indoor Pets Get Them Too!

Your pet doesn’t have to go outside to get fleas. The fleas will come to you, and they prefer to live out their entire life on one pet, not jump from one furry friend to another. So how do we get fleas? To answer this question, a better understanding of the flea life cycle is […]

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Signs Your Cat is in Pain

Cats hide their discomfort very well, and it can sometimes be difficult to tell when they are in pain. Limping or a cut on their skin are pretty clear signs your cat is hurting, but what about when the source is less obvious? Here are a few signs to help you determine if your cat […]

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Licking – when is it more than just grooming?

Licking to groom fur is a perfectly normal and healthy behaviour of pets – when done in moderation. Too much of it, however, and it may be a sign that your pet is uncomfortable. Obsessive licking or grooming of certain areas can indicate an underlying issue. Here are a few of the top culprits that […]

August 15th is Check the Chip Day!

Is your pet’s microchip information up to date? Microchips are an important part of keeping your pet safe. Collars and tags can become lost, but chips remain for the lifetime of your pet. Every animal hospital, shelter, and city service that responds to calls of animals without owners will use a special scanner to look […]

Summer Heat Safety Alert

Now that summer’s here, it’s important to be aware of the dangers excessive heat pose to your pet. Pets and Vehicles Never leave your pet inside your car. Vehicles heat up to dangerous levels quickly in the summer months. Parking in the shade, opening windows, and even leaving the air conditioning on won’t prevent a […]

Can Hot Sidewalks Burn Your Dog’s Feet?

These injuries do happen, and can become severe enough to blister their paw pads. Ouch! These burns, due to their location, are also prone to becoming infected from the dirt and debris they come into contact with. Test the sidewalk with the back of your hand, holding it there for 7 seconds – if it […]

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