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 on a farm in a small town in Northwestern Ontario and that was where my love of animals began. We had beef cattle, a Cocker Spaniel and at one point, had 21 barn cats! I had fun naming them and taking care of them. When I was in 4-H in my early teens, we were taken for a tour of a veterinary clinic and after that visit, I decided I wanted to be in the veterinary industry. I worked at that same clinic after high school for 2 years, then I came out to Alberta to attend Olds College and graduated in 2002 with a diploma in Animal Health Technology.
I joined the clinic in July 2017. I had been a locum here since 2016 and I enjoy working with the staff and clientele here, it also is a plus that I live in the area. I love being able to form relationships with clients and care for their pets. My goal is to make clients feel comfortable that I am caring for their pet the same way I would my care for own pet. My favourite thing about the clinic is that the team here is a bunch of awesome people! My first pet was a barn cat named Snowball.
All cats, but indoor cats especially, need enrichment and mental stimulation. Enrichment can increase activity (which can help with weight control) and prevent many behavioural issues related to low mental stimulation (things like inappropriate litter box usage, anxiety, aggression and attention-seeking).
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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 NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" 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.
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 to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!