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Our Services

Admissions Policy

Peterborough Veterinary Services is a mixed animal practice that provides comprehensive services for all large and small animals. Animals admitted for elective surgery must have been vaccinated within the last year, and not less than three weeks prior to their admission. Payment is due when services are rendered. For your convenience we accept Cash, Interac, Visa & MasterCard. If you have any questions or if you have pet insurance, please speak with your receptionist prior to your appointment.

Small animal services we offer…

Wellness & Preventative Medicine

A complete physical examination will help up to assess your pet’s body condition, general health status, and any other concerns that you may have. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues may need more frequent checkups. Our veterinarians will work with you to create a wellness program that is right for you and your pet.

Vaccination schedules are based on your pet’s individual requirements. For new puppies and kittens we recommend vaccinations at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, as well as deworming. From 1 year of age, we advise an annual checkup and vaccines as needed.

We offer a varity of safe and effective preventative protocols for fleas, ticks, heartworm and intestinal parasites, all tailored to meet your pets needs.

General Surgery

Our veterinarians provide many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care, we occasionally refer them to specialists to perform more complex procedures when advanced equipment or training would be beneficial.

Surgery Inclusions:

  • Pre-surgical assessment
  • IV catheter placement
  • In clinic pain management and additional pain management for home recovery if needed
  • Monitoring by veterinarian and veterinary technician, including heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure
  • Circulating warm water blanket to help maintain body temperature while under anesthesia
  • Dissolvable sutures for ovariohysterectomy (spay) and orchidectomy (neuter) and other surgeries if appropriate
  • Option of pre-anesthetic blood work to assesses liver and kidney function, electrolyte levels, and complete blood cell count.


In veterinary medicine, conditions arise that simply cannot be seen or detected on an external assessment. This is why diagnostics are so important. These tools allow us to see beneath the surface to identify, diagnose and treat a number of medical conditions. Veterinary diagnostics include laboratory assessments and digital radiology (x-rays) to aid in determining the source your pet’s discomfort. Our in clinic laboratory provides services such as bloodwork, heartworm/lyme screening, urine and fecal testing and cytology. For more advanced tests, Idexx laboratory systems picks up samples daily.

Dental Care

Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions affecting cats and dogs today. If left untreated, periodontal and other dental disease can cause chronic pain, infection, and contribute to the damage of vital organs including the heart, liver and kidneys. This may be prevented with a home oral health routine and professional veterinary dental cleanings as needed. For our dental procedures, we offer ultrasonic scaling and polishing, as well as dental x-rays and extractions if required.

Our staff is happy to discuss dental preventative care and/or treatment to ensure your pet has a happy healthy mouth.

Nutritional Programs

We feel nutrition plays a vital role in the health and well being of your pet. That is why we offer a wide variety of veterinary diets for all lifestages and disease conditions. Royal Canin and Hill’s diets are carried onsite, and others foods are available by special order. We also carry supplements for general wellness and appropriate medical conditions.

For overweight patients, we offer a free weight loss program which includes monthly weigh ins and consultations with our knowledgeable friendly technicians. Our technicians will provide a prescription weight loss diet program to meet your pet’s specific nutritional needs. Weight management will reduce the risk of your pet developing many medical issues such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, heart and respiratory disease, and cruciate ligament injury, and help your pet live a longer, healthier life.

Puppy Consultions

We want you and your puppy to go through the stages of puppyhood with much ease as possible. With our routine puppy examinations and vaccinations, a private consultation with our knowlegable technician Lori is offered at no additional charge. During this visit you can discuss positive training, socialization and handling, housetraining, unwanted behaviours such as chewing or biting, as well as any other behaviour concerns that you may be having.

Pot Belly Pigs

We have experience in spaying and neutering Pot Belly Pigs.

Large animal services we offer…

Large Animal Mobile Services

Large animal mobile services are available to quickly and professionally satisfy all your farm’s animal health needs. This includes 24/7, 365 days-a-year emergency services for all species (bovine, equine, small ruminant, camelid, and swine). Scheduled visits can cover all other needs you may have; we will do our best to accommodate your schedule to assist you with correcting, protecting, and enhancing the health and productivity of your animals.

Herd Health Services

Let us help you put together a customized plan to keep all your animals in peak shape. A herd health appointment can cover whatever needs you see fit; we can discuss disease prevention strategies and establish protocols to protect your farm from any diseases you have or are likely to encounter; evaluate the condition of your animals and look for risk factors and ways to help manage them; assist you in implement various preventive health programs such as vaccinations and parasite treatments; help perform management procedures such as pregnancy exams, castrations, and dehornings.

Surgical Services

We provide a wide range of on-farm and in-clinic surgical services, such as castrations, caesarians, displaced abomasum corrections, hernia repairs. and complicated dehornings or hoof trimmings, among many other procedures.

Vaccination Programs

A solid vaccination program can be a huge asset to any farm animal species. Let us discuss with you which diseases your farm may be at risk for, and help us establish a plan which best suits your farm, your animals, and your goals. An effective vaccine program can maximize productivity by minimizing disease incidence and severity, decreasing treatment costs of sick animals, protecting reproductive performance, and minimizing the losses in growth and efficiency associated with disease outbreaks.

Parasite Prevention Programs

Parasites are a leading cause of disease and sometimes even death in most agricultural species. Internal parasites (worms, coccidia) and external parasites (flies, lice, mites) have a very real and immediate impact on animal health by draining livestock of nutrients, protein, or blood, and making them susceptible to a range of other diseases. Increasingly we are also seeing resistance in many types of parasites to our common anti-parasite medications; an integrated plan, including the right drugs at the right time coupled with management strategies such as grazing management, is essential for controlling parasites in an effective and sustainable manner.

Pregnancy Testing

Whatever species you are working with, getting your animals pregnant in a timely manner is critical to success. Identifying animals which are not pregnant, and either correcting the problem or selling these animals, is an important management tool to avoid the expense which goes along with a spread-out calving season or feeding an unproductive animal through the winter.

Laboratory Services

We can help you with a full range of diagnostic services for whatever you require. In-house, our technicians can perform fecal testing for parasites, blood analysis, microscopic examinations, and more. We also have links to multiple diagnostic laboratories to provide testing for a variety of diseases, advanced blood analysis, histologic examination of biopsy or post-mortem specimens, mineral analyses, and bacterial cultures of milk samples and many other things.


Our portable ultrasound machine allows us to offer a wide range of related services. From earlier pregnancy diagnosis in cattle, pregnancy scanning in sheep, goats, and alpacas, and more advanced reproductive management of difficult to breed animals, to scanning for more detailed diagnosis of diseases such as pneumonia, mastitis, and colic, there are many ways ultrasound can benefit the health and production of your animals.

Calf Room

In addition to a surgical suite and tilt table, the large animal portion of our clinic also contains a dedicated calf room, with pens to allow full hospitalization and intravenous fluid therapy for scouring calves. Dehydration is the number one cause of death in scouring calves, and sometimes a day or two in the hospital can work miracles with a calf which is beyond the point of saving on the farm. Our technicians are skilled in all aspects of caring for these calves, including placing intravenous catheters and getting the fluids running, performing regular monitoring of calves’ vital signs, administering the medications prescribed by the vet, and ensuring the calves are being fed the right thing at the right time.