Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Let’s Talk Teeth

Dental health can be more complicated than simply looking into our pet’s mouth. Although there can be clear signs that there are oral health issues, including bad breath and plaque buildup, there can also be issues going on that we cannot see. By breaking down the anatomy of the tooth itself, it can help us understand what goes into a dental procedure.

The TOOTH consists of the CROWN and the ROOT, which can only be assessed after your pet has been anesthetized. The CROWNS can only be visible after cleaning when there is no tartar covering them. The ROOTS are located under the gums and are only visible by x-rays.

X-ray image of crown and root of a tooth

Visually we can only see 1/3 of the tooth, the crown. By looking at the just the crown we can only guess what the root is doing since it is hidden below the gum line.

When we provide you with the cost of a dental procedure, it is much like phoning your car mechanic and asking how much does it cost to fix the funny noise in your car. Your mechanic cannot tell you how much it costs until they determine exactly what the problem is. Similarly, we cannot give you a 100% cost assurance without a full assessment of each tooth. This is where x-rays become a great tool to identify any additional issues that may not be seen by the human eye.

For more information on the process of a dental procedure, or to book a consult with one of our doctors, please call us at 905-855- 2100, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on Christmas and Boxing Day!

Written by Caity, CCR



2018 readers choice awards certificate for Clarkson Village Animal Hospital

2018 Readers' Choice Awards Winner!

We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients. We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



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


We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital