I grew up in a beautiful small town on the South Shore, I moved to the city when I was 18 to start pursuing my career. I have since lived in the city and have built a life here for myself. I wanted to work in an environment that gives me the chance to help other people and their pets, this has been a goal of mine. As a VA who works both at the front and as an OPN has taught me a lot over the years, you build a strong relationship with the client and the patient. We can be with our clients and their pets for years and years, to have that bond and trust is what makes me love what I do here.
I attended the Eastern College located in Halifax and graduated in 2013 as a Veterinary Administrative assistant. Working in this industry and being able to do what I do here is what makes me love my job, everything we do here has lots of meaning and I find it hard to pick just one. When clients come into the clinic with their pets I want them to feel like we are their second family. The thing I love most about my job is working as an OPN. It is something I've been doing since starting here in 2013, it has taught me a lot, especially working with Dr. Dibblee as exotics have always interested me. You get to learn new information every day and working alongside a team that has so much knowledge and compassion when it comes to the care of animals can be really special. A fun fact about is that I love to travel with my animals as much as I can, I want to make sure they live their best life for the time they are with me. We spend a lot of time down on the South Shore during the summer months soaking up the sun at the cottage and swimming in the lake.
A common question asked by many pet owners is, “How do I know if my pet is eating enough?”. This isn’t always the easiest question to answer as there really is no standard answer for your pet's specific feeding requirements.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, Lyme testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
As of November 25, 2020 we are operating under a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Clients are no longer permitted inside the building (outside of euthanasia appointments).
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: Closed
NEW PET OWNERS
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!