Russell Lake Animal Hospital

Serving the pets of Dartmouth and beyond!


Think of us as your “other” family doctor.

Russell Lake Animal Hospital offers excellence for your pet’s health in an intimate and relaxed, state of the art, fully-equipped hospital. We incorporate scientifically proven aspects of conventional medicine and nutrition to enhance preventive health care and the well-being of your pet. Russell Lake Animal Hospital is proud to offer veterinary appointments in English and French.

Like most people, our dog Frank is like a family member to us and we love him so dearly. New to the Halifax area, we were determined to find Frank the best care possible. After some research and a survey of the veterinarians in the Halifax area, we decided on Russell Lake for both their excellent reputation and reasonable costs. Our visit yesterday affirmed our decision. Dr. Barkai was incredibly patient, sweet, and caring with Frank. He has never had such a positive and calm experience at a veterinarian clinic before. Her patience and compassionate disposition ensured us that his health is in the best care. We will definitely be coming back here and would recommend them for your animal’s care.

Oh, and they take Air Miles! 😉

Abbie S.

Ready to book an appointment?

You can request an appointment online in minutes! If you need immediate assistance, please call us directly at 902-407-4570.

Save Time, Order Online!


Instead of picking up the phone, go online! Ordering online allows you to:

· Order 24/7 – from anywhere

· Refill your pet’s prescription medications – hassle free!

· Guarantee your order will be ready and waiting for you when you come in to pick it up

· Set-up a recurring AutoOrder, SAVE 5% and never run out!

· Home delivery available

· Shop from our selection of over 2,500 products including: diets, toys, treats, supplements and much more!

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We're One Big Family

Dr. Adva Barkai-Ronayne and the team are here to provide compassionate care to your pet.


Quality Care

Your pet is an important part of your family, and you want the best medical care available.


New Patient Center

We love meeting new patients, and we’re here to make your life even easier.


Ethical Responsibility

Committed to animal welfare, ethical treatment of animals, and strengthening the human-animal bond.


We Love Kind Words

We work hard to make sure that you and your pet are happy and stress-free during every visit.


We're Here To Help

Have questions? The team at Russell Lake Animal Hospital is here for your pet’s health!


Welcome to Russell Lake Animal Hospital

We’re open six days a week to make sure your pet gets the care that they need.

Where To Find Us

250 Baker Drive #120
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W-6L4
Click here for directions.

When We're Open

Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

How To Contact Us

Phone: 902-407-4570
Fax: 902-407-4573

After Hours Emergency

Phone: 902-817-0076

We’ll be here when you need us.

Have questions? Please complete the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible. If you need immediate assistance, please call us directly at 902-407-4570.