Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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What Does AAHA Mean for You and Your Pet?

The Fairview Animal Hospital has been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1985. Every three years, we are evaluated by AAHA to ensure we continue to meet their high quality of care. We feel if we excel in these standards, our clients and pet will receive the best care possible. Only 12% of all veterinary practices in Canada and the United States have successfully achieved this accreditation of excellence.

Standards of care include all activities within our hospital. We follow all guidelines recommended by AAHA, including anesthesia, pain management, pharmacy, laboratory, patient care, client services, medical records, diagnostic imaging, surgery and dentistry. The goal, purpose and procedure of the standards are outlined in each protocol.

All surgical pets have blood drawn before surgery to lets us know if your pet is healthy prior to the anesthetic. All pets receive intravenous fluids during surgery to maintain hydration and blood pressure. Hot water circulating blankets help regulate body temperature, and all pets receive pain medication post-surgery. Pets are closely monitored in recovery until the time of discharge with the owner. At this time, clients are given written home-care instructions so that the pet can have a pleasant recovery at home.

We recommend annual wellness exams to ensure your pets health and well being. At these exams, vaccines, deworming, flea and tick control services are performed. Dietary and behavioural recommendations, wellness blood and urine testing, may also be discussed at the time of your appointment. All team members have the same goal — to provide clients and patients with the highest level of care. All pets are treated kindly with the utmost compassion. We feel great pride in the service and care we provide.

If you have any questions about what AAHA means, give us a call at 902.443.9385.

Written by: Arlene VanLeeuwen, RVT



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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, Lyme testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Fairview Animal Hospital