Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
If you need to give your dog medication, learning how to do it right will make the process easier both for you and your pup. Remember to always follow the instructions given by your veterinarian and be sure to administer the full amount of medication over the number of days instructed by your vet.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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 July 6th, we are allowing 1 client in per pet into the hospital (with the exception of euthanasias where we can accommodate 2 clients if needed). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own, we request you step into a disinfectant shoe tray before proceeding into the exam room. While in the exam room please minimize contact and keep with our social distancing protocols in the confined space. We are unable to offer the use of our hospital washroom at this time.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then 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.
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".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
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
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!