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Travelling Internationally With Your Pets

Travelling Internationally With Your Pets   Thinking of travelling with your pet this summer?  While it may be fun and exciting to share a vacation with your beloved furry family member there are many things to take into consideration. Make sure to prepare well ahead of time as there may be paperwork as [...]

Heat Stroke Awareness

Sunny days are here!  That means nice days at the beach, picnics in the park and long walks to soak in the sunshine.  Humans are able to protect themselves from the heat with hats, sunscreen and sunglasses as well as sweating to cool down but what about our furry companions? Our [...]

Tick Awareness Month

With the temperature now warming up for spring make sure you and your pets are protected against ticks and fleas! Tick populations are increasing in Canada and can have an affect on both you and your pets.  Ticks can be found in tall grass or wooded areas and seek out their hosts and attach themselves once [...]

Feeding Your New Puppy

Welcoming a new puppy into your family is such an exciting time in your life and one you will not easily forget. You’ve prepared carefully for this moment, from finding the perfect bed, toys, veterinarian, down to where they can go for daycare when you’re away for work.  Now you have to find [...]

Hot tips to stay cool!

With summer in full swing many of us are trying to think of ways to help keep our pets cool in the heat! Here are some tips that we have come up with to help your pets: 1) Freeze a treat in a kong. You can use mashed sweet potatoes, [...]

Wondering About Nutrition?

One of our technicians, recently attended a 2 day conference on nutrition hosted by Purina in Richmond BC. Two jam packed days of pet nutrition seminars and presentations on some of the new research that Purina has funded. There was an awesome lecture all about myths and facts to do with pet nutrition! It [...]

Remembering Dr Courtice

On November 12th, we were saddened to learn that Burquitlam Animal Hospital's beloved founder, Dr Dave Courtice, passed away peacefully in hospice in Nanaimo. He was surrounded by his family. Doc. C opened the doors of Burquitlam Animal Hospital back in 1959, ready to serve the pets and people of this fine community. He did [...]

PADS Puppies!

We love the days when our favorite friends from PADS come to visit us. We are always excited to see all the new litters of PADS Puppies as they come in! PADS is a Burnaby based assistance dog association. To read more about their program visit their website at pads.ca For many years, Burquitlam [...]

Celebrating Vet Tech Week!

Help us celebrate "Vet Tech Week" at Burquitlam Animal Hospital! From October 16th - 22nd it is "National Veterinary Technician Week". We at the hospital are celebrating with our two technicians!! Meet Tara and Kaylie! Tara (on the left) has been working here for over 40 years! Technicians are a lot like nurses, but for [...]

Dental Care for your Pet

What to expect from a dental cleaning Your pet will receive a complete cleaning of the teeth, both above and below the gum line. This is important because tartar is actually an accumulation of bacteria and mineral that can destroy roots and cause severe infection of the gums. However, this is not a cure. [...]