All Services



Our in-house pharmacy is well stocked and contains supplies that allow us to immunize and treat your pet(s).  When we make a diagnosis, we are able to begin treatment immediately, either by treating in clinic or dispensing medication to be administered at home.

All prescriptions are automatically entered into your pet’s medical records on the computer. This is especially helpful for future follow-up visits.

In-House Laboratory Services


At the clinic, we are equipped to perform certain diagnostic and screening tests on urine, blood and stool samples. For more advanced testing, we use the services of the Atlantic Veterinary College Diagnostic Lab in Charlottetown.

Tranquilization / Sedation


Sometimes it is necessary to calm a nervous animal whether to examine him/her or to perform a minor procedure.  This usually involves giving an injection or an oral medication a short time before the effect is desired.  Many animals are simply nervous of the different surroundings in the clinic or do not like certain things being done to them (like having their nails trimmed). When they are relaxed they seem to tolerate procedures better.

Tranquilization is also sometimes given at home just before a stressful incident like a thunderstorm or prior to travel to reduce anxiety.

Blood Pressure Measurements


With our automated blood pressure machine, we are able to screen pets for high or low blood pressure.  We also use it to monitor diseases, such as heart, thyroid, and kidney diseases.

Pain Management and Control


We know the topic of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today.  As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage your pet’s pain both before and after surgery, in the event of trauma, and for aging pets that are developing arthritis.

If you have questions or concerns regarding options for your pet(s) discomfort and pain management, we would be happy to discuss any of the above circumstances.

Referral Services


Laboratory Referral Services

We routinely use the services of the Atlantic Veterinary College Diagnostic Lab in Charlottetown.  We can obtain results for blood, urine, and stool tests.  The test results are evaluated by a specialist who is available to discuss the case with, if necessary.  This is particularly helpful in complicated medical cases when a second opinion is valuable.

Radiology Referral Services

For x-ray and ultrasound images we use Southland Veterinary Services to read and analyze your pets images. The images are reviewed by Dr. LeeAnn Pack, a board certified radiologist, and are discussed with your Abegweit veterinarian. This service is especially helpful for complicated medical conditions when a second opinion is valuable. 

Veterinary Specialist Referrals

For those procedures or conditions that require the services of a specialist, we will arrange a referral visit. In most cases this is an immediate referral, however, there are occasions when we have to wait for a visiting specialist to come to the island (for chronic problems only).






Growing puppies and kittens have different nutritional needs compared to adult dogs and cats.  There are a variety of pet foods available on the market.  We have selected nutritionally balanced brands that we are confident will meet your puppy’s and kitten’s growth requirements.

Von Willebrand’s Disease


We offer testing for this disease which, in some breeds, is a highly inheritable trait.  It is a bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot well.  Von Willebrand’s disease is similar to hemophilia in humans and can result in life threatening bleeding.  Often dogs that carry this disease in their genetic makeup go undetected until an emergency situation arises during a routine procedure such as a spay or neuter.  In some cases, the disease may become apparent when a small superficial injury results in significant blood loss.  Knowing your dog’s condition ahead of time can make the difference between life and death.

Commonly affected breeds include Doberman Pinschers, Scottish Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Poodles and Pembrooke Welsh Corgis.  As many as 50% of Dobermans are affected with this disease.

Some animals show no signs of the disease but are carriers of the genetic problem.  If these dogs are allowed to reproduce, they can pass the disease on to their offspring.  If you are a breeder, consider using this test before breeding your dogs.

Hip Dysplasia


OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Certification: We are able to radiograph your dog’s hips for hip dysplasia at 24 months of age.  We will send these radiographs to a Board Certified Radiologist for OFA certification.  Correct positioning of your dog is essential for proper radiographic evaluation, so a general anesthetic is sometimes required to make the procedure less stressful for him/her.

Dogs can be screened for hip dysplasia at an earlier age if desired, but cannot be certified until 24 months of age.

Pet Food, Supplements, and Treats


We offer a wide variety of prescription diets for all lifestages and disease conditions. We also provide special supplements for general wellness and for acute and chronic disease conditions.
Is your pet overweight but you would still like to give him or her a treat without feeling guilty? We have special calorie-reduced treats that you can give to your pet without worry. There are treats available that help prevent gum disease and others that are complimentary to hypoallergenic diets..

Veterinary consultation is required for our prescription diet foods and our supplements.