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It is important to protect your new loved one as soon as they come home...

Physical exams are performed at 8, 12 & 16 weeks with the appropriate vaccinations given to combat the diseases that your pet will encounter during their first year of life. Even if a 6-week vaccination has been given to your pet already, it is important to vaccinate at 8 weeks, so that they are fully protected once their maternal immunity wears off.

We use the most up-to-date vaccines in all our boosters. This is especially important for puppies, that require protection against a new strain of Parvovirus that has emerged recently.

Included in the cost of your initial examination is a fecal exam and subsequent deworming to prevent illness and the possible spread to other members of the household. Your puppy or kitten will also receive a free bag of Royal Canin Development food, our recommended food to start them off on their road to wellness.

Diets will be recommended that allow your pet to grow and develop to their maximum potential.

Since pet overpopulation is a growing concern in our society, spaying and neutering is commonly recommended at 6 months of age. We will discuss these options at the 16-week appointment and provide price estimates for the upcoming spay or neuter, so you will know exactly what to expect ... at the Cornell Animal Hospital, we believe in complete transparency with no hidden costs!

What are We Vaccinating For?

Click below to read about the vaccines that are administered, and why we use them.

- Kitten Vaccines
- Puppy Vaccines

Things to think about:

• If you have a DOG, don't forget about ticks and Lyme Disease. If you want to read more about this issue, please CLICK HERE

• 1 year in a CAT'S LIFE is equal to 5 years in a human life; 1 year in a DOG'S LIFE is equal to 7 years in a human life. As a result, health problems can develop more quickly than expected. Bringing your pet in for yearly check-ups is the best way to prevent health problems that require veterinary attention.

  • Vaccinating your indoor cat ... It's the law! Why they still need their vaccines - READ MORE

What is Adult Wellness?

"Adult Wellness" involves the assessment of your pet's lifestyle and from there, tailoring a wellness program that is best suited to them. Vaccine protocols are established, preventative medications are recommended, and parasite control is maintained to optimize the health of your beloved pet.

Since health and wellness are closely linked to what is eaten, diet recommendations are made that will benefit the pet for the rest of their life.

How old is a "senior pet"?

Senior pets are generally considered pets that are 7 years of age or older.

During their yearly physical exam, a small sample of blood is taken and a routine "Wellness" profile is performed. This blood test looks at the red and white blood cells as well as the function of the liver, kidneys, electrolytes and thyroid function.

Diet is critical as pets age, so the correct recommendation is made based upon your pet's lifestyle and weight to ensure optimal health. Diets to maximize your pet's joint health, as well as reducing the stress on internal organs, are a great tool to keep your special friend happy and active.

When diet isn't enough, both traditional and alternative therapies, along with supplements and/or pain medications, are tailored to meet your pet's special needs.

Since health and wellness are closely linked to what is eaten, diet recommendations are made that will benefit the pet for the rest of their life.

Things to think about... Wellness Profiles can be carried out on your younger adult pets too, so don't hesitate to talk with your vet about this, if desired.

Things to think about...

• With regular cleaning and preventative diets, your pet's teeth and breath will remain clean and fresh, making them less likely to get other infections.

• Dogs and cats will often become more playful, youthful, and will eat better following dentistry. A quiet, less playful personality may not necessarily be a result of age but rather because of chronic pain due to sore teeth and gums.

• Because we feel that healthy teeth are very important to overall health, the Cornell Animal Hospital has greatly reduced the price of a standard dentistry to make it an affordable procedure for all its furry friends.

Keeping your pet's teeth clean and healthy

Vet dental care has become one of the most important aspects of your pet's health. Infections in the mouth not only cause bad breath and pain, but have been shown to reduce the life span of the average pet by 3-5 years.

Our goal at the Cornell Animal Hospital is to keep your pet's teeth and mouth as healthy as possible. Dental diets and veterinary recommended chews prevent tartar formation from an early age.

At our clinic, your pet's health is of the utmost importance to us. If a dental cleaning is needed, blood work is done the morning of the procedure to assure your pet's safety while under anaesthetic. The teeth are then cleaned and polished, and dental x-rays are taken if the health of the tooth below the gum line is in question. If teeth need to be extracted, you will be contacted before the extraction is done, or the extractions will be done in a follow-up appointment after appropriate cost estimates and further information are provided. Your pet's comfort is our primary concern and the most effective pain management protocols are followed in all cases.

Aftercare programs are matched to the needs of your pet and are designed to keep their smiles as healthy as possible in the future.

The Cornell Animal Hospital provides a full array of diagnostic tests for your beloved pet.

Blood tests can be done in our clinic the morning of a surgical procedure or during an unexpected emergency to get answers fast.

Specialized blood work and tissue samples are sent to a central laboratory for the utmost in diagnostic accuracy.

Our highly trained technicians evaluate urine and fecal samples using a variety of equipment like the microscope, refractometer and centrifuge.

Our hospital's radiology department provides both state-of-the-art digital dental x-rays, and full-body x-rays.

Ultrasounds can normally be scheduled within 24 hours and are performed by a veterinary specialists (board-certified) who is specially trained in small animal internal medicine. Not only can he determine what is wrong, but he can also work with the doctors at the hospital to come up with the best treatment plans for your pet.

Things to think about...

Your pet can't tell you what is wrong, so tests are often the only way to know for sure.

No worries; your pet will be getting the best possible care.

Our newly expanded surgical suite allows us to do a full range of elective surgeries by our highly trained veterinarians. Our veterinary technician has recently returned to the clinic following a year working with a referral specialist at the Ontario Veterinary College. This excellent experience has allowed us to incorporate the most up-to-date anaesthetic protocols into our daily surgeries. State-of-the-art monitoring equipment, along with our highly trained staff, ensure the safety of your loved one while they are with us. Specialty procedures such as cruciate repairs and much more are performed by Dr. Kim Murphy, a board-certified veterinary surgeon.


The new MLS Laser therapy at the Cornell Animal Hospital is an effective treatment for conditions such as arthritis and joint pain, disc disease hip dysplasia and tendonitis.
MLS Laser therapy painlessly relieves inflammation, speeding recoverly without harming the liver, effectively reducing or eliminating the need for harmful drugs.
Used in human medicine for years, this therapy is now available for your pets!
MLS Laser Therapy Effectively Treats:

Degenerative Joint Disease
Inflamed Ears
Lick granuloma
Hip Dysplasia
Hock and Joint Pain
Neurological Issues

MLS Laser Therapy Plans

NOTE: All laser treatments require an initial examination prior to treatment to assess condition accurately.
            1. Initial Start-up Package:
    • Promote Fast Wound Healing
    • Ease Acute Pain
    • Reduce Inflammation
    • Consists of 6 Treatments over 3 weeks
    • Cost: $200
    • Savings of $40
  • 2. Semi-Annual Wellness Plan – 6 Monthly  Visits
    • Support Good Health
    • Consists of 6 Treatments
    • Cost: $200
    • Savings of $40
  • 3. Annual Wellness Plan – 12 Monthly Visits
    • Maintain Optimum Freedom of Movement
    • Consists of  12 Treatments
    • Cost: $398
    • Savings of $82
  • 4. Pre- and Post-Operative Laser Therapy Plan
    • Reduce Inflammation and Arthritic Changes, and Promote Healing After Surgery
    • Consists of  6 Treatments
    • Cost: $200
    • Savings of $40
  • 5. Single Treatment
    • Cost: $40
  • Let us customize a treatment program for your pet.