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 since I was a child. My grandmothers' on both sides were huge animal lovers, so I think that is what likely inspired my aspirations. I probably drove my parents crazy bringing home injured birds and trying to catch stray kittens, but look where it got me! I had always thought that I wanted to a be a veterinarian until I realized the RVT side of things is much more exciting (in my opinion)! I did a co-op in high school and realized that the variety of things that RVTs get to do daily is more my speed. I graduated with honours from Georgian College’s veterinary technician program in 2011. I then went straight into a full-time position at a local emergency clinic, and the rest is history! I joined the AAC team in May of 2014. I had been working in emergency medicine for 3 years and was basically looking for a little more structure (and day shifts!). We had worked closely with AAC over the years, and I was impressed with the medicine and the staff, so when the opportunity arose, I jumped! I still have an interest in emergency medicine and work part-time at a referral/emergency clinic. I am also quite interested in behaviour and dentistry. What I love most about my job are the patients! Nothing feels better than a helping a sick pet get well and go home with their family. I have two favourites: the staff and the clients. The staff at AAC are awesome; it's literally like one big family. I also believe that we have the best clients in the world. I currently have three dogs (Tucker, Flynn and Fergus) and two cats (Julius and Fuller) all of whom have been adopted along with my veterinary journey. I am a sucker for big mutts and orange tabbies. In my spare time, I play hockey, kayak, run, and try to sneak in some reading! My first pet was a Teddy Bear Hamster named Zippity. My parents also had a Beagle named Jenna at the time.
Dental disease in pets is an important topic in veterinary medicine and is constantly evolving. We have noticed an increasing amount of interest in the concept of dental cleaning and scaling of a pets’ teeth without the use of anesthesia.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
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 905-727-9449. 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 - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!