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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Equine Services in Windsor, Nova Scotia

Avon Animal Hospital is proud to have served our community for over 25 years and counting. All of our equine veterinarians are proud members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Our experienced and friendly equine team utilizes two mobile units to provide on-farm care when you need it. We are also equipped to provide medical and surgical care on-site at our Windsor hospital.

What services do you provide to horses?


Avon Animal Hospital provides a wide variety of equine services including wellness exams, export certification, pre-purchase evaluations, colic diagnosis, vaccinations, dentistry, lameness workup, ultrasound and radiographs.

Lead by our board-certified veterinarian Dr. Paul Johnston, our reproductive laboratory enables us to freeze and store semen, breed mares with artificial insemination and provide advanced procedures such as embryo transfers.

What surgical care do you provide to horses?


Our in-clinic equine hospital enables us to perform many elective surgical procedures such as cryptorchid castrations and hernia repairs.

Coming spring of 2019 to Avon Animal Hospital – equine gastroscope!

Do you provide after-hours care for equine emergencies?


Yes, we are available for emergency care for our equine clients outside of regular hospital hours. Please call 902.798.5314 for further assistance.

I have always found the vets to be very compassionate and willing to do more. I have absolute trust and…

Stacy Sullivan

Have been great with my cat Mickey and they offer payment plans for people like myself on a budget.

Jake Pineo

We are fairly new to Avon Animal hospital, after moving here from outside the area. Having had the same vets…

Rhonda Rees

I have been a client here for over 15 years, and in this time the amazing staff and vets have…

Shonna Lee

Excellent large animal vet staff, would recommend Dr. Doubleday to anyone looking for a vet for their horse(s). Very personable…

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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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed reception area” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to please call the number posted on our windows. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

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

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday: CLOSED

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

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 Avon Animal Hospital