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 have wanted to work in the veterinary industry for as long as I can remember. I have always loved all types of animals. I did two years of an Animal Science degree at Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture and the Veterinary Technician program at Maritime Business College, graduating in 2015. I then spent three and a half wonderful years working at Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital in Porters Lake before deciding to make the switch to 4 Paws.
The thing about veterinary medicine that I love the most is that it is always changing. I do something different every single day, which keeps the job interesting. I also love monitoring anesthesia and working with many like-minded individuals. I also love working with cats and doing my best to make them comfortable in the clinic environment. I enjoy that 4 Paws is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so that we can see cases through from start to finish.
A fun fact about me is that I own a cat, and he is super spoiled. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, hiking, and watching Netflix.
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