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Dr. Adrienne Harris-Dain

Veterinarian

I grew up in Sussex, NB. Attended the University of New Brunswick for undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, and then graduated veterinary school from the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, in 1997. I live just outside of Halifax with my husband and two children, our Golden Retriever, four cats, two house bunnies, and a snail named Stripy!

I can't say that I chose the veterinary field; it has always felt like it chose me. The animals themselves, the client-patient-veterinary bond, and the ability to improve quality of life are all components of what I love in this vocation.

I especially enjoy soft tissue surgery, dentistry, preventive medicine, and senior/geriatric medicine. Our clinic members are a working family; together we strive to improve the lives of pets and their families and offer one another an incredible support network. Even on a bad day, there is no other place I would want to be working!

I have somehow kept a school project snail alive for the past eight years, and am hoping he's around for many more!

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Your Dog's Fear is Real

Fear in dogs is not unusual in a veterinary office setting, just as we may have some fear or trepidation surrounding doctor or dentist visits for ourselves. Labels for these dogs have sometimes been applied in years gone by, such as “bad” or “vicious,” but we now know much more about fear responses in dogs,and fear-based aggression can be excruciatingly real for these canine patients.

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