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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Amanda Santarossa, ACA/Vet Student

Animal Care Attendant/Vet Student

Hi there - I am Amanda S! I am currently a veterinary student at the Ontario Veterinary College and I will graduate in 2021. My goal is to practice in a small animal veterinary clinic after graduation, and I am interested in nutrition, surgery, neurology, and preventative medicine. Before veterinary school, I completed a Masters of Science degree at the University of Guelph working on a project on pet obesity.

I joined Manitou Animal Hospital in May 2019 as a summer veterinary student, and you may see me around working part-time while I am in school. I love all of the amazing doctors, techs, assistants and client care representatives – they are like a big family! I really enjoy connecting with the clients and pets that come into the clinic, it is great to hear stories about how your pet enriches your life.

Outside of the clinic, I like to ride horses, read books, play with my cat Oscar, and travel the world with my husband Alex.

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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