Community Events

Tours and School Visits
A veterinarian with kids during a clinic tour of Westbridge Veterinary Hospital
Our staff and veterinarians offer to provide tours of the clinic. We have toured Brownies, Sparks and Scouts, other veterinarians and members of the Mississauga and surrounding community.

A veterinarian showing an image of a dog to a group of sitting children
We also do visit schools in the Brampton and Mississauga, and discuss Bite Prevention Programs.

Yearly Open House
A dog jumping over a hurdle
Our yearly Open House event is filled with fun activities, educational stations, live demonstrations and hands-on exercises. There is something for every family member, including our four legged ones.

Dr. Rosamund greeting a guest at a Westbridge Veterinary Hospital open house
Dr. Rosamund is seen greeting a guest to our open house.

Dr. Buller doing a demonstration of a full physical examination
Dr.Buller is doing a demonstration of a full physical examination our mystery case of the exhibit.

A dog jumping over a hurdle
This year at our Open House, we helped raise money for the FARLEY Foundation. This fund assists families on Social Assistance who are in need of veterinary services for their pets. We also raised money for the Lion’s Club Guide Dog Foundation, and enjoyed a marvelous agility demonstrations from Campaign Obedience located in Georgetown.

Dr. Hylands talking to visitors about the use of ultrasound
Each room within the hospital was set up with demonstrations, and someone to answer questions on specific topics. Here, Dr Hylands explains to visitors the use of ultrasound in the work up of our mystery case. All in all it was a colourful and enjoyable day.

Westbridge Veterinary Hospital staff and friends after Mississauga Humane Society walk-a-thon
Some of our staff members and aspiring friends after walking a for worthy cause helping the Mississauga Humane Society (fall 2009).

Other Events
Westbridge Veterinary Hospital staff volunteering at a local park and standing by a booth
Our doctors and staff volunteering their time and energy to be involved with the Region of Peel’s water management safety issues in one of our local leash free dog parks (summer 09).


Dog thinking about ticks and fleas

Year-round protection means more peace of mind!

“Tick season” used to mean spring/summer/fall, with a break over the winter – the colder weather meant that we could take a break from worrying about these pesky bugs and the diseases they can transmit. But in the last few years, we’ve seen a change creeping up on us, with the weather staying warm later into the season, and spring arriving earlier each year – and the bugs are loving it! You may have already heard us talking about how any day that the temperature is above the freezing point, ticks are potentially active. This past year, we had days above 0°C in all 12 months! Ticks aren’t killed by the cold, they simply go dormant, waiting until it’s warm enough to come back out – so last year, even January and February had days warm enough for ticks to be active! This means that we are now recommending that all dogs (and cats that go outdoors) take advantage of year-round flea and tick protection. There are several options, our first choice being an all-in-one that protects against fleas, ticks, and heartworm, as well as providing regular deworming against roundworms. One pill, once a month – what could be simpler? If your pet is already on a monthly preventative, all you need to do is pick up a refill and continue throughout the winter months. If your pet hasn’t yet started on comprehensive parasite prevention, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have and set you up with the best option for your pet. What does this mean for testing? The 4DX test that we recommend most commonly screens for heartworm disease, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma. Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes (so every dog in Ontario is potentially at risk – at Westbridge we treat a few cases every year!), and the others are all transmitted via tick bites. We have seen an increase in Lyme-positive dogs in the last few years, one of the reasons we are recommending some of these changes. For better early detection and the safety of your pet, we are recommending annual 4DX testing for all dogs. This simple blood test can be done at any time, although the optimal time is in the spring. Catching disease early is key to successful treatment – and no matter how careful you are with preventative medications, there is always some risk of infection. As always, our veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians are available to answer any questions you may have about the best options for your pet. Email us at info@westbridgevet.com, or call us at 905-285-0002

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Last updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Westbridge Veterinary Hospital