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May is Parasite Prevention Month!

Spring is here! And with spring comes an increase in the amount of parasites your pets can catch. If you take your pets with you when you travel, go camping, or even just go outside in the field for a walk then they have an even greater chance of becoming infected with the many types of parasites out there. Unfortunately not all are visible and some can be transferred to humans. The only way to ensure your pet is parasite free is to have them on a routine parasite prevention schedule using topicals (e.g. Revolution), and/or dewormers (e.g. Heartgard). Ask your vet today about starting your pet on a routine if they aren't already on one. Other tips to help keep your pets and family parasite free:

  • Deworm your pets according to your veterinarian’s recommendations
  • Keep your pets on monthly year-round parasite preventatives
  • Take your pet to the veterinarian annually for routine parasite screenings
  • Wash your hands after any exposure to soil, sandboxes, and raw meat
  • Don’t let children eat dirt or food that has fallen to the ground
  • Pick-up after your pet and keep your yard free of feces
  • Cover sandboxes and play areas

Pets, Parasites, and Protecting the Family


Dr. Purcell received the ABVMA Veterinary Communications Award. For more information please click the "In the Community" tab up top.


1. Trupanion Pet Insurance Direct Billing has now arrived.

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2. New! We now have Petly Pet Portals.

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Do you have a pet emergency?

We are open Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm & Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm. If your emergency is outside of these hours please call or visit our following referral 24/7 clinics: 

Guardian Veterinary Centre 5620 99 Street Call: 780-436-5880

Veterinary Emergency Clinic North Edmonton 15825-97 Street Call: 780-758-4620


Sharing the Care since 1975 in Edmonton & surrounding areas of Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Morinville & Leduc. Please be aware that we do NOT accept appointment or medical questions via emailed requests. Please call the Hermitage Veterinary Hospital for all appointment bookings, medical advice, prescription refills or any other questions!

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