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Kip Grasse

Dr. Kip Grasse

Veterinarian
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.
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Went there at 9pm with a 20 year old cat having bowel issues. The doctor was quick to diagnose, gave…

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Nicholas Pujado

Dr. Brittni in incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate. She's been a huge help with my fur-baby Simon. I would definitely recommend…

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What You Should Know About Onion and Garlic Toxicities in Pets

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!

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed-waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902-225-7543. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets only. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. With dramatically increased demand and dwindling supply, combined with supplier purchase limitations, we are experiencing unprecedented difficulties in obtaining many pet foods. Although we remain in stock of many of your favourite foods, and continue to order our daily maximum allocation, we regret that we are forced to temporarily suspend special orders. Please continue to call us and we will do our best to fill your needs with food we have in stock, but we can no longer guarantee supply on all brands. We are monitoring this situation daily and will advise when this situation has eased. At this time most drugs and over the counter products remain unaffected. For food and prescription pick ups, please call us to prepay and advise us by phone when you arrive at the hospital to pick up. We will meet you at the front of the building to deliver your order. We do also have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the Online Store button.

4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital