Ontario Veterinary College 1996
I can’t believe it has been 20 years since I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1996. The past 15 years since the opening of Avonlea and 8 years since the conception of Hollybank have been very busy. I can definitely say that “time flies when you are having fun” or more specifically in my case “doing what I love doing”, which is providing veterinary care to your four legged companions and helping to educate you about how to care for your friend. My inspiration to become a veterinarian began when I was 8 years old. Through much dedication and devotion, I was able to save two wild baby birds and release them back to nature. I continue to feel the same happiness and sense of accomplishment that I felt when those birds flew away, when I help you help your furred friends.
When I am not at the clinic you may find me at the hockey rink cheering on my two boys, Bradley and Russell. Donnie, my husband, keeps a low profile mostly staying in the back fixing the computers and completing any odd jobs that are required. We are home to many four legged furred family members who keep us on our toes. After the passing of our beloved Hector, Dunkun, aka “Dennis the Menace”, came into our lives. He is a very active and intelligent Border Terrier who has definitely learned how to get what he wants, including his sister, Alena. Alena is a beautiful and sweet (no bias here) Rottweiler who loves her family and chasing her ball. Celine and Zuuk our two cats provide entertainment for Dunkun and Alena and prove that “dogs drool and cats rule”. Life is certainly a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t change a thing!
To Our Valued Clients,
Our top priority is to provide exceptional care to our patients while safeguarding our staff and our community. We continue to maintain our regular business hours and we are available to see you and your pets for essential veterinary health care services.
We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and want to notify you of changes we are making at for the welfare of our staff, clients and patients. We have taken great care to implement safeguards to help reduce the spread of this virus.
Food, inventory and medication pickup:
We have been in constant contact with the suppliers and manufacturers responsible for ensuring our hospitals have sufficient supply of veterinary diets and over the counter products, and we do not anticipate any disruption to this supply. However, instances of buying large quantities of these products have strained the supply chain. We respectfully request that our clients limit their purchases of these products to immediate need plus one month’s supply to ensure all clients and patients have access to these products.
Our goal is to keep our essential services available to the communities we serve and to be there for you and your pets. Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part in helping to keep pets and people safe. Please do not hesitate to call with questions. We anticipate our phone lines will be busier than usual and we thank you in advance for your patience!
Our new hours of operation are as follows:
Call us if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment.