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.
My father was a large animal veterinarian, and we operated a horse boarding facility. As a result, my whole life experience has revolved around the care of animals. I was very fortunate to be able to accompany my father on his farm calls, to live on a farm with horses to ride, and to know so many people whose lives depended on their animals. I don't think there was anything I was better prepared and positioned to do than attend the Atlantic Veterinary College and graduate with my veterinary degree in 1995. Since then, I have travelled, worked and lived in many places in both Canada and the US. I have provided service to patients as small as a gerbil, and as large as a draft horse, be it in the field or in the office.
I joined 4 Paws Veterinary Hospital in 2018 and I like how the clinic is very well staffed with talented people and can provide patients with the latest in technology and care. It makes my work enjoyable and easy. I find the psychology of our furry friends to be the most interesting part of my job. Behavioural medicine is challenging and complex because our pets and the lives they lead are so diverse. We all suffer from some form of mental health challenges, and so do our pets. What I love most about my job is that I see such a variety of cases and have been able to help so many wonderful people and their pets. My first pet was Till, a female black Labrador. She lived 14 wonderful years with me. I miss her every day. A fun fact about myself? I love to throw parties, the bigger the better. And I love to play with my kids on the Slip n' Slide.
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