Lead Vet Gawen with his dog

Dr. Thompson

Lead Veterinarian
I graduated in 2001 and joined the West Hill Animal Clinic in 2010. Areas of interest for me are cytology, dentistry, internal medicine. My favourite thing about the clinic is the well-trained and friendly staff and great clients. My first pet was a Siamese cat. What I love most about my job is the patients, they are a pleasure to help! A fun fact about me is that I used to play the tuba in high school.


Why does my dog’s breath smell?

Bad breath (halitosis) in a dog or cat is usually because of poor dental health.  Occasionally a dog or cat may have good teeth and still have bad breath in which case the diet is usually the cause. This is relatively rare, however, compared to the likelihood of a dental issue.

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