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AmandaLeveille

Amanda Leveille, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Growing up with a nurse for a mom, the medical field was always fascinating to me. I have always enjoyed working with and looking after animals, so animal medicine was what I wanted to learn. After high school, I completed a diploma in Equine Studies at Kemptville College and then went on to do a Veterinary Technician program at Ridgetown College, graduating in 2005. Shortly after graduation, it was time to start my career. I dropped off my resume on a busy day at Manitou Animal Hospital and ended up staying for an hour to help out. I started working a week later. When I first started my career as a veterinary technician, talking to clients was intimidating. As my knowledge and confidence grew, I learned that I quite enjoy talking to clients and helping them make their pet's lives as good as possible. I particularly enjoy discussing nutrition. As with many aspects of veterinary medicine, this area is continually growing as we learn more and more about what our pets need nutritionally.

The thing I love most about working at Manitou Animal Hospital is that I get to go to work every day and do something I enjoy doing - caring for animals as well as helping people to care for their pets. The staff at this hospital feel like my 'other' family. The first pet was a budgie named Buddy. My favourite memory of Buddy was letting him out of his cage every morning so that he could join me for breakfast. He used to sit on the side of my cereal bowl and eat my cereal. My husband and I live with a few fur-children. Barley, our Rat Terrier-Miniature Poodle and Miley, our Yorkshire Terrier-Miniature Poodle; three short-haired cats, Domino, Sunshine, and Bella; and a green singer finch, Frankie. I also have a horse, Teddy, but unfortunately, he doesn't live at home.

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Last updated: July 2, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Manitou Animal Hospital Team