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 loved animals all my life and spent a lot of time on my grandparent’s farm. In high school, I had to decide between law and becoming a veterinarian and chose law. I graduated from Cambrian College as a Correctional Officer and somehow, I gravitated towards becoming an Animal Control Officer, which I thought was great since I would be working with dogs and cats to then becoming a pet groomer. It doesn’t end there of course, from the pet groomer I was then given an opportunity the be a receptionist at a vet clinic to where I am now.
I joined Baxter Animal Hospital in 1998 one year after the clinic opened. I would have to say the people interest me the most. I love to talk to clients about their pets and share stories with them whether it is pet related or not. What I love most about my job is that every day is different, from puppy and kitten appointments to sick patients to chatting with clients picking food for their pets. My favourite thing about the clinic is that I have a second place I call home.
Fun fact about myself is that I love to read, especially books on vampires. I can be bribed with chocolate covered almonds. My first pet was a female calico cat name Minoune and my first dog was a beagle mix female and her name was Princess.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. If you are arriving for a booked appointment with a doctor, please call from your vehicle when you arrive. We are now allowing 1 family member per appointment into the exam room. You can choose to remain in your vehicle if that is your preference.
Only clients wearing masks will be allowed into the building.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!