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 young, I wanted to be a veterinarian. However, after some research, I found that I didn't want to go to school for the length of schooling required. Later on, I learned about the role of an Animal Health Technician (the previous name of a Registered Veterinary Technician) and realized it was a perfect fit for me. The role would allow me to do all the things I enjoyed - help pets, utilize my organizational skills and talk to people (something that fits me to a tee). I finished college at Centralia on a Friday and started my new job at this hospital the following Monday in April 1988. I enjoy almost all things related to veterinary medicine, but tend to gravitate particularly towards client education, uses for medication, and parasites.
My favourite part of my job is the people - both the staff that I work with and the clients who come in with their furry family members. Each day is different, each day can be a challenge, but overall, that is what makes the experience great. My first pet as an adult was Carter - a great Beagle/Pit Bull, and despite having multiple health issues, he lived to be 17-years-old. He had a gentle soul and was great with everyone. A "fun fact" about me is that I am full of useless information. Ask me about anything and most likely, I will have some weird fact to go with it. I am sure that as I learn new things, old information just falls out the other side.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-893-1360. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. We are asking that all food and medications are pre-paid at the time of ordering it. If your food is not prepaid, we unfortunately cannot hold it for you for longer than 1 day at this time. If you are paying Debit, we will be allowing one client at a time to enter the clinic to pay. Currently, we prefer not to take cash.
Our online store is available to have your order delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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