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.

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Michelle McParland Senior Registered Veterinary Technician and Puppy Class Instructor with dog

Michelle McParland

Senior Registered Veterinary Technician and Puppy Class Instructor

I graduated from St. Clair College in 1998 from the technician program. After a couple of other college degrees, I ended up working in a veterinary clinic as front desk staff. While working in this position, I would also volunteer to come in on weekends to do kennel work or help with the hospitalized pets. This aspired my love for working with animals and I pursued my interests in veterinary medicine.

I joined Baxter Animal Hospital in March 2000. I wanted to live in Northern Ontario (I'm a city girl born and raised), and when this position came up, I jumped on it. I'm interested in canine and feline behaviour, fitness, and rehabilitation. I have a certificate in dog training/obedience from ICS, and Puppy Start Right certificate from the Karen Pryor Academy and continue to work on education and certification in behaviour, fitness, and rehabilitation.

I love surgery and the excitement of clinical cases. I also love being there for our patients and families and my Puppy Socialization Classes. Our family-like connection and the team we are and have become. Fun fact about me is that I love to be outside in the summer and huddled indoors during the -30 degree Celsius winters. Enjoy working with my dog in obedience and training and quiet walks with him. Enjoy family time with my son and husband out at the campground! Special interests in dog training and behaviour counselling with a certificate in Dog Training/Obedience from ICS Canada and working towards CPDT Certificate. Also, my very first family pet that I remember was a coonhound named Peter. I now have a Golden Retriever named Kolbassa, two cats named Alaska and Crosby and two Rats named Peanut and Bob. Oh, and I kinda take care of the Clinic cat, Steve.


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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

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.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



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


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!

- Your dedicated team at Baxter Animal Hospital