Veterinary Services in Stratford

Pet Medicine

What Is Medicine?

Medicine refers to the examination, diagnoses and treatment of a disease or illness through non-surgical means.

Veterinary medicine is rather unique compared to other medical professions since veterinarians are extensively trained to deal with illnesses that affect all of the tissues and organs in your pet’s body. We know about it from head to tail, inside and out! Diseases that we can treat medically include:

  • Diabetes 
  • Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism
  • Cancer
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • IBD
  • Pain Management

Diagnostic Testing

What diagnostic tests are available?

We perform a number of in-house laboratory diagnostic tests including: urine and blood analysis, electrolyte analyses and serum chemistry panels.  As well, we offer in-house radiography. We also utilize services offered by external veterinary laboratories enabling us to run a vast number of diagnostic tests with rapid turn-around times for receiving results.

Laser Therapy & Acupuncture

Romeo Pet Hospital is a Certified K-Laser Provider

Our Cube 4 Performance K-Laser is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that helps manage pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue healing. 

Laser Therapy works in many ways, but a simplified explanation is that laser energy increases circulation to the treated area, which draws water, oxygen, and nutrients to help heal the damaged cells, while also reducing inflammation, pain, and swelling.

We have added Laser Therapy to our practice because we would like to provide a safe and effective, drug free alternative for patient comfort and healing. Please call to talk to one of our knowledgeable team members to see if Laser Therapy is a good option for your pet.

For more information visit the KLaser Website.


Dr. Gillies is Certified in Animal Acupuncture

Dr. Leesa Gillies has been trained in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and can use acupuncture to aid in the treatment of myofascial pain, and to aid in the treatment of common problems such as constipation or urinary concerns.

Puppy Training Classes

We are thrilled to partner with Sarah Dykes of Bad Dogs Gone Good to provide Puppy Training classes at Romeo Pet Hospital. Sarah is one of southwestern Ontario’s most educated and experienced canine behaviour consultants. Drawing from 15+ years of experience, seminar and competition attendance throughout North America, Sarah is committed to providing you and your dog thoughtful and progressive training and behaviour modification. For more information about the availability of classes, please email Sarah directly at

Diet Counselling

Have questions about what your pet should be eating?

Talk with your veterinarian!

Proper nutrition is important for maintaining your pet’s health and well-being.  Learn about differences in the pet foods available today and which will meet your pet’s energy requirements.

Bring your questions with you to your next appointment

Pet Nutrition Stratford

Pocket Pets

We welcome clients to bring their small pets such as rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, and hamsters for consultations about husbandry, nutrition, medical problems, and surgery.  Problems commonly treated are respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, abscesses, mites and other skin conditions, and tooth and nail trims.

We offer spays and neuters most commonly to rabbits, but please come and talk to us about surgical options for rats and guinea pigs.

Small Pet Care in Stratford

House Calls

Romeo Pet Hospital has regular house call hours on Tuesday afternoons where a veterinarian and assistant will come to your home for sick and well patient exams, to administer vaccinations, and other services such as microchipping and deworming.

Compassionate in-home euthanasia can also be performed during the set Tuesday hours or if necessary, at a time more immediate to your pet’s needs.

Please call us at 519-272-2100 for more information, or to schedule your house call today!

Parasite Prevention

Emerging Parasitic Risks

In addition to the “old regulars” such as roundworm, heartworm, hookworm, whipworm and fleas, we are now talking a lot about the threat of ticks and the diseases they can carry, such as Lyme Disease. 

We have several new products available that can help reduce the risks that ticks can bring, in addition to the standard products we’ve always carried.  Please call us at 519-272-2100 so we can help you determine the risk that ticks pose to your pets, and to discuss which product will cover those risks.

Tick Prevention Dogs

What is zoonosis?

Many parasites are zoonotic agents.

Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from pets to people, and vice versa.  Regular veterinary visits, preventative vaccinations and medications, and good hygiene can go a long way in helping to prevent disease!

Some of the common parasites that animals, especially kittens and puppies, get include hookworm infections, roundworm infections and tapeworm infections.

For more information on common zoonosis, clinical symptoms, how they are transmitted and how to treat and prevent disease schedule an appointment to talk with your veterinarian. Make sure your family is protected!

Get in touch

Contact us today to book an appointment for any of our veterinary services.