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.
Brittni has always had a special bond with animals and felt that she wanted to help and protect them. As she got older, she realized how much she loved biology and other sciences. Brittni decided to put the two together and pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree with an Honours in Biology at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2011, and then attended the Atlantic Veterinary College to graduate with the class of 2015.
Brittni’s favourite area of veterinary medicine has always been “routine” health and wellness. She has always felt that educating clients has made such a huge difference in her patients quality of life and the human-animal bond. She is also am a bit of a dermatology nerd and loves everything to do with skin. Brittni has a special interest in companion pig medicine and surgery.
Brittni’s favourite part of working with the team at 4 Paws Veterinary Hospital is how great the team works together cohesively, and how everyone has their own important role to make things as easy and enjoyable as possible for the patients, the clients and the rest of the staff.
A fun fact about Brittni is that she loves to work with rescue groups, and has a special place in her heart for special needs and geriatric pets. She and her husband currently share their home with two cats, a blind Chiweenie, an elderly lab with food allergies, and a house pig, as well as the occasional foster dog!
Many people don’t realize that onions and garlic are toxic to pets. It is so sparsely known that garlic powder is actually a dangerously common ingredient in some homemade dog treat recipes found online. They are also very common ingredients in many different dishes that we humans love to make, so we need to be extra careful to not allow our pets to ingest anything containing these ingredients. No more licking the plate for Fido and Fluffy!
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 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
As of Monday July 6 we will allow one owner to accompany their pet into the building for medical appointments. Clients must wear a mask if they want to accompany their pet inside. If you do not have one then one can be provided to you. Doors will remain locked. Please call when you arrive for your appointment to be admitted to the building. If you prefer, curbside service will continue to be offered for medical 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".
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 remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital