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Welcome to FIRTH VETERINARY HOSPITAL in London, Ontario
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Feel free to take a tour of our facility, meet our team of staff that would love to care for your friendly companion in the near future. It is imperative that you & your pet feel warm and welcome whenever you're in contact with us. We want you to be comfortable and confident that the services we provide whether it be in person (which is our favorite), online, by telephone or mail, exceed your expectations. It is our primary goal as a healthcare team that you and your loving companion receive the service and care you deserve. We look forward to seeing you soon, and getting to know you and your extended family…!
FVH is a full service Small Companion Pet Hospital that was established in 1973. Dr. Firth, our Hospital Director & Senior Veterinarian has been the owner of the Hospital since 1973. Our team strives to ensure our clients are equipped with the knowledge and tools to take care of their companions. Our patients consist of dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, birds & pocket pets!
Message From Your London Veterinarian, Dr. Peter Firth
Ticks are not only a pest but are known to transmit disease. In Southern Ontario we are now more frequently seeing ticks visit Veterinary practices, travelling on your canine companion. The most common ticks found are the Deer tick and the Brown Dog Tick. Lyme disease is the most prevalent disease and is spread by the Deer Tick. It should be noted that there are a few other diseases that can be transmitted such as Anaplasmosis, Ehrichiosis, Bartonella and Babesia. These ticks are found in heavily wooded areas and areas that have long grass. The risk of your pet being exposed to ticks varies from region to region.
If you frequently take your dog camping or live in an area surrounded by forest then preventative measures are recommended for your pet. There are various options to prevent tick borne diseases. Tick control is vital and there are several topical and oral medications we can offer as a preventative. We also offer a vaccination against Lyme disease that is recommended if your pet visits high risk areas frequently.
The best preventative for ticks and tick borne diseases is to always inspect your dog’s coat, feel for hard bumps or ticks, check yourself as well, and make sure they are on the correct preventive medicine. If a tick is found, remove immediately (ensure that the head and body are removed fully) and contact our veterinary office. When we test for Heartworm disease in your pet we are actually testing for heartworm disease AS WELL as 4 other tick bourne diseases! Since we are seeing more and more ticks in our area, annual testing for tick diseases is recommended to keep your pet healthy and happy!
Dr. Peter Firth
London Veterinarian | Firth Veterinary Hospital | 519-681-4377
4499 Wellington Rd S
London, ON N6E 2Z8