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.


Stride for Strays 2015!

We are hosting a 5km charity dog walk. Come promote pet fitness and raise money for a great charity- Animal Adoptions of Flamborough!

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 11-12pm
Registration begins at 10:30 am at Joe Sam’s Leisure Park 752 Centre Rd, Waterdown
Dog Walk only– All other activities will take place at the Open House

Followed by Annual Open House from 1-4pm at Clappison Animal Hospital
780 Hwy 6 North, Waterdown, ON

Parking available at Terra Greenhouses.

Shuttle available from Clappison Animal Hospital leaves at 10:30am to the park, leaves the park at 12:30pm to go back to Clappison Animal Hospital.

All dogs must be on a leash and walkers without a dog are welcome: walk in memory of a pet or for a stray in need.

Start a team with your family, friends, school or church, etc. pledge forms available online or at the clinic or you can download one by clicking here.

Participant bag will be given out at registration!

Win prizes in several walking categories:
First place, oldest dog, youngest dog, generosity award for top donor, Underdog award for the last one to finish and more…

Open House Event will include raffle, pet portraits, clinic tours, agility, dancing and advanced demonstrations from McCann’s and K9 Case

K-Lite Interactive Zone!
Pop, Funk and Rock Band The Dirty Turkeys will be performing live!

Local food truck Wrap-ture will be on site selling delicious wraps – https://wrap-ture.com/ for preview of menu.

Contact Clappison Animal Hospital to find out how you can participate or donate today! 

All donations going to Animal Adoptions of Flamborough. Learn more about this amazing pet charity at https://anadoptflam.com/

Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/779404102113990/) for any updates or changes.



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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.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” and "drop off" policy to protect our clients and staff. We ask that you follow these steps:
a. When you arrive, please remain outside and use your cell phone to call us at 905.689.8005. Please ensure your pet is either in a carrier or has a collar so that we can attach our leash.
b. Once an exam room is ready, we will come to take your pet from you and into an exam room and call you to take a history and talk about any concerns.
c. Once the exam is over we call you with our recommended treatment plan, we can then arrange to take payment over the phone.
d. We will then bring your pet out to you.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday- Friday: 8:00am - 6pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Country Tails Doggie Daycare and our Grooming Salon reopen on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

5. 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. 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.

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

7. 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.

8. 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 Clappison Animal Hospital