Wellness and Vaccination Programs

Our wellness and vaccination programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals.

Disease prevention is always less costly than dealing with the treatment of a disease once your pet has developed it. An example would be the treatment of parvovirus. Parvovirus treatment can frequently cost $1,000 or more while a single parvovirus vaccination will usually cost less than $100.

Early diagnosis of a disease process can lead your pet to a longer healthier life. Kidney disease, if diagnosed early, will allow us to modify your dog or cat’s diet and in some cases add supplements to their diet to potentially extend their lives. There are many other conditions to which an early diagnosis is advantageous.

Medical Service

Our knowledgeable staff and our facilities allow us to deal with a variety of medical conditions your pet may experience. We hope we do not have to see you or your pet for an emergency but if we do, we are equipped to handle the situation. In some cases, your pet may require hospitalization and further diagnostic tests. Our website describes the medical services we offer in more detail.

Surgical Services

We provide many surgical services at our clinic including routine spay and neuters, soft-tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Occasionally, we refer our patients to specialists (board certified veterinary surgeons) to perform complex operations.

Dental Service

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3. It is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Common signs of oral disease include tartar build-up, red and swollen gums, bad breath, changes in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face and generalized depression.

A Veterinarian should evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. We recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulate around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss.

There are other reasons why you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health. Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the blood stream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet’s body. A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case.

We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home. Our Wellness Program emphasizes and explains how you can avoid costly dental procedures with your pet in the future.

Microchip Pet Identification

Micro-chipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.

If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society, the humane society will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. The scanner is similar to a scanner found in the grocery store.

We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet

Emergency Service

Oakville-Lakeshore Animal Hospital provides On-Call Emergency Service at triage system (critical cases are seen first).

The Vet will do his best to help your pet with prompt, compassionate care.

The Vet will respond to all emergency calls quickly by phone and in person within 15 minutes.

Once your pet’s condition has been stabilized, your pet will be treated and return home with medication or hospitalized with fluid therapy until morning then transferred to your regular Veterinary Clinic.

If your pet requires specialized treatment, we can arrange this on an emergency basis while communicating with our family Veterinarians.

Financial Policy: A deposit is required on all hospital cases with the balance due in full at discharge. For your convenience we accept Cash, Debit, Visa, and MasterCard.

When your Veterinarian is not available and you are looking for Veterinary Emergency care, Dr. A. Aziz will take care of your pet if you call (416) 888 – 7084

Sometimes it may be difficult to tell if your pet needs emergency care or not. Click Here for some signs that might indicate the need for Veterinary Emergency Care.

It is better to be cautious than to wait.


Everybody needs a little pampering sometimes. Why not our pets too? We offer medical grooming for all of our dog and cat clients. All grooming includes clipping & bathing, brushing out, ear cleaning, nail trimming, bathing and blow-drying. Dogs also have their anal glands checked and expressed if needed. A big advantage of having your pet groomed at a veterinary hospital is that if any physical abnormalities are detected, we can offer to have one of our veterinarians perform an examination right away. We carry a selection of grooming products to maintain a healthy skin and coat as well as clean ears.

Pharmacy and Food Supplies

Our in-house pharmacy is well stocked and contains supplies that allow us to immunize and treat your pet. When medication is dispensed for your pet, we will discuss with you in detail dosage, potential side effects and how to administer the medication. If there are any questions or concerns that need further inquiry, our veterinarian will look into it and follow up with you.

Proper nutrition is one of the best preventative tools available, so we carry a variety of diets to support your pet throughout its lifetime. Some of our patient’s medical conditions require a special diet either in the short or long term. We also carry the necessary therapeutic diets that are designed to aid in the management of chronic diseases.

Our reception area displays many items your pet will need for proper health care. If there is a product you would like that we do not have displayed, please feel free to ask our staff and we would be happy to look into it for you.

Euthanasia and Cremation

Sometimes no matter what medical resources are available, humane euthanasia is the kindest, most compassionate option for a beloved pet that is no longer having quality of life. Although we cannot make the final decision for you, we can help guide you to an understanding of your pet’s quality of life. Once this decision has been made, we arrange a time for you to come to the clinic. We will also discuss the various options regarding your pet’s remains

Exotic Animals

Dr. Aziz has a special interest in exotic pets, and would meet with your pets for routine exams as well as any medical problems. Rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters and many other small mammals are popular as pets. These animals all have their own unique needs, from nutrition and housing to medical care. Please bring your pet in an appropriate carrier or cage, and whenever possible bring them on familiar bedding and with a small sample of their usual food, to decrease their stress while in the hospital

Laboratory Service

To help find answers quickly, we have on site equipment in our hospital that can run a wide range of both blood and urine tests which often gives us results within the hour. Other tests are sent to an accredited outside lab. The benefit of a rapid diagnosis is a more immediate and accurate treatment for your pet. We know you are worried when your pet is ill. We will explain what is happening with their progress and diagnosis as best as we can in clear and simple terms using both illustrations and test results. When we take the time to answer your concerns thoroughly we feel that we are working together with you.


Emergency & Critical Care

Our 24-hour On-Call Emergency Services provide a highly trained team of Veterinarians and AHT’s to care for your loved ones.

When you need us, we’ll be there.

If possible, we recommend that you call ahead with details regarding your emergency. This will allow us to better prepare for your arrival and assure immediate medical attention. Please note that Oakville-Lakeshore Animal Hospital does operate on a ‘triage’ basis the same as in a human emergency facility, and patients are seen in the following order:

Life threatening emergencies

Serious or acute illness or injury

Less serious or non-life threatening concerns

Our Animal Health Technologists are trained to evaluate your pet at presentation and they can assess the treatment order required

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