Alternative and Complementary Therapy

As alternative therapies have become more popular with pet owners, we have added these modalities to the services we offer. Alternative therapies, which are also referred to as “integrative” or “complementary” therapies, include acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, laser therapy, magnetic therapy, and massage therapy. We provide these therapies in conjunction with traditional medicine and surgery to help improve outcomes and to give us additional options for treating our patients.Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about whether these types of therapy could benefit your pet.

Prescription Refill and Food Order Request


Prescription Refill and Food Order Request Form

Please use the form below to request your prescription refill or food item. This will save you time when picking up your order. Please allow 24-48 hours for order processing and we will contact you as soon as it's ready!

Note: Some prescriptions will require an examination of your pet prior to re-filling. If you need the refill today please call the clinic directly.

Many prescriptions require your pet to be examined before dispensing. This ensures that your pet is healthy enough to handle the potential side effects of some prescriptions and provides further confirmation that the medication is appropriate for your pet’s current condition.

IMPORTANT: Prescription Refills and Food Orders are not confirmed until you have received notification. A staff member will contact you by phone or email.

Dental Care


Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. By age three 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of dental disease. The good news is it is completely preventable! By providing home dental for your pet as well as regular veterinary oral exams and teeth cleaning by your veterinarian you can help prevent the progression of dental disease. Here at Callbeck Animal Hospital we are fully equipped and qualified to provide a superb level of dental care.

Dental Cleanings Include:

  • Physical exam morning of surgery
  • Pre-operative blood panel
  • IV fluids during surgery and post-op
  • Digital dental radiographs
  • Pain management (injections, local blocks, medication to go home if needed)
  • Antibiotics if needed
  • Nail trim
  • Dental Cleaning (ultrasonic scaling, hand scaling and polishing)
  • Oral charting and probing
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Hospitalization
  • Dental Report to go home
  • Post-operative oral exam 2 weeks later with a dental diet sample, free toothbrush/sample toothpaste and dental home care plan that works for you and your pet

Signs of oral or dental disease in pets:

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Broken tooth/teeth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Reluctance to eat, especially dry food, or to play with chew toys
  • Chewing with or favouring one side of the mouth
  • Pawing at or rubbing the muzzle/mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Loss of symmetry of the muzzle and/or lower jaw
  • Swollen/draining tracts under (or in front of) the eye
  • Sudden change in behaviour (aggressive or withdrawn)
  • Chronic eye infections or drainage with no exact cause or cure
  • Inability to open or close the mouth
  • Chronic sneezing
  • Discolored tooth/teeth
  • Abnormal discharge from nose
  • A mass/growth in the mouth

We have a dental payment plan available! Please contact the clinic for details.

Please call us at (905)438-1144 if you have any questions or to schedule your pets oral examine today!

Weight Loss and Management


At Callbeck Animal Hospital we want your pets to live a long healthy life. Obesity is a growing concern as well as a leading cause to many health problems and diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and much more. The good news is we can help you control this and prevent such issues. After a consultation with a veterinarian, our veterinary technician weight loss coaches with walk you through a personalized weight loss program using a diet that suits you and your pet’s individual needs. Your nutrition coach will assist you through the challenges ahead, meeting with you and your pet for weigh-ins and to monitor your pets health throughout the process. Best of all this program is complimentary! We are happy and eager to help you and your pet get started on the right path towards weight management. Please give us a call to set up an appointment today!

Pain Management and Control


We now know that animals experience pain in much the same way as people. We use our knowledge of pain medication and pain relief strategies to prevent and manage pain in pets, both before and after surgery and in the event of an injury or infection. We can also ease pain caused by chronic disease, such as arthritis.

Ask us about our pain management options and plans, which we will tailor to your pet’s medical condition and individual needs. We also offer acupuncture and chiropractic services, which can help control pain in some pets.



Acupuncture can be used to help improve or cure problems your pet might have, including those related to the musculoskeletal, reproductive, neurological, or gastrointestinal systems. Acupuncture can also be used to manage pain and hasten recovery after surgery.

Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been used as a therapeutic treatment option for thousands of years. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is composed of several pathways called “meridians,” along which energy flows. When disease is present, energy is interrupted, or unbalanced. Stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians can restore energy flow, resulting in improved or cured health problems.

Because the needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, they cause minimal or no pain and are generally well tolerated by pets. However, incorrect placement of the needle or inadequate sterilization can result in pain or complications, which is why you should only have a qualified practitioner perform acupuncture on your pet.

To determine if your pet’s condition(s) may be responsive to this treatment modality, please set up an exam with one of our veterinarians.

Microchip Pet Identification


Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.