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.
When I was twelve, I had actually decided that I wanted to be an auto-mechanic. I did a high school co-op at a shop and decided that it was not the career path for me. My backup plan was always to do something with animals and at one point, I decided that I wanted to and SPCA Officer. I then attended an agricultural fair at my high school and there were a few colleges that were showcasing their veterinary technician program. After doing a little more research, I decided that this is the career path that I wanted to pursue. I attended the veterinary technician program at the University of Guelph, Alfred Campus, where I graduated in December 2012.
While I was on my summer break from school, I came to Baxter Animal Hospital to do a day of job shadowing, as I was looking for an animal hospital to do my placement with. After only spending one day here, I knew this is where I wanted to work! Being able to experience the level of care that the entire team showcases and the fact that it was such a positive work environment made it all that much clearer to me that this is where I wanted to be! I was fortunate enough to join the team in May 2015.
I am very interested in dentistry! My short-term career goal is to pursue a dental certification program, and a long-term career goal is to pursue a veterinary technician specialty in dentistry. What I love most about my job is being able to combine animals (which I love) and the medical field (which I also love) in one great package. It's always a great feeling when you get to pursue your passion! My favourite thing about the clinic is the positive work environment and the amazing team that I get to work with every day! I am very fortunate to get to work with such an amazing group of individuals, they're like a second family!
Fun fact about me is that I have very long hair! Most people wouldn't know, because it's always up in a bun! I also love to cook, bake and I am very crafty! One of my nicknames at work is "Martha Stewart!" Also, my first pet was a hamster named Roxy.
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!