We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Puppy Vaccinations

Vaccination is the easiest way to protect your new puppy from preventable diseases. It strengthens their immunity, so they do not get sick if they are exposed to a particular illness.


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Senior Cat Care

After age 7, we consider your cat to be a senior. There are special precautions we take when caring for your senior pet.


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Dog Dental Care

We try to raise awareness about dogs (and all animals) dental health and how important it is to maintain and care for your dog’s teeth. Preventing dental disease is much easier than treating it!


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Welcome to Tantallon Veterinary Hospital in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia

Tantallon Veterinary Hospital is located in Upper Tantallon, just off of Highway 103, Exit 5 at the corner of Peggys Cove Road, and St. Margarets Bay Road.

Since opening in 2006, the hospital staff has grown to include four Veterinarians, five Registered Veterinary Technicians, two Veterinary Assistants, three Receptionists and a Site Coordinator.

Our skilled and caring veterinarians are passionate about helping to ensure the health of cats, dogs and other small animals alike through examinations, and client education. Our diverse team can offer advice about the best nutrition, dental care, vaccines, behaviour, parasite prevention and more!

Together with annual health exams, we provide complete medical care for your pets. Our continuing goal is to provide you and your pets with the gold standard of care in a professional, compassionate, and comfortable environment.

Meet the Team
We had great service from the staff and vets at this clinic. We would recommend anyone to take their…

Annemarie Comeau

We took our beloved cat Nookie there today, and unfortunately the outcome was a very sad one for my wife…

Kenney Difford

Wonderful staff! I had my kitten in for a routine booster and exam and the vet was lovely and took…

Shanelle Topp

The entire staff at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital are top notch. I have complete confidence that my pets get…

East Pennant

We were impressed with treatment our dog received at this clinic. Examination and explanation of condition and…

Jennifer Stephens



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.826.9344. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.

5. Credit card and debit card payments are a preferred method for contactless payments.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital