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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Puppy Socialization Class

Puppy socialization plays a significant role in how your puppy takes on the world in the ways they interact with other animals and people.

Do you also offer private behaviour counselling and training?


We offer private behaviour counselling at Fairview Animal Hospital which involves scheduling an appointment with one of our doctors. However, we do not have the facilities to do training at the Fairview clinic.

When should my puppy start school?


Puppies can start puppy classes as early as 8 -12 weeks of age depending on where you decide to take them. Each school has their own requirements for vaccines such as Bordetella or deworming before starting classes, so it is best to check with the given location.

Where do you offer socialization classes?


They are many places in Halifax that offer socialization classes. We do have a list of recommendations needed, and we strongly advocate positive reinforcement training.

Do classes take dogs from puppyhood to advanced obedience?


Yes, many places offer different forms of training from puppyhood to adult training.

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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.

1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

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


NEW PET OWNERS

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