Rebecca Menary, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I decided to become a veterinary technician when my first cat became sick. I wanted to not only help pets feel better but wanted to make sure I could take care of their human family too. I joined the Manitou family on June 27, 1995. As a veterinary technician, my job changes all day. It's hard to pick what part of this job interests me the most, although I do like working directly with clients. I love all the "cuddly" parts of the job - even sometimes when the pets don't appreciate it. I have been with the Manitou team for over 20 years, and I still love coming to work every day! I love working one-on-one with clients to improve and maintain their pet's health. I love swapping stories with clients about the crazy and cute things our pets do.

My favourite thing about the clinic is the family-friendly atmosphere we have. We do care not just for your pet, but the human clients too! My first pet was a beautiful Border Collie-Collie named Sparky. Since then, I have had two Border Collies, a Shetland Sheepdog, a Pomeranian mix, cats, snakes, lizards, critters, but my latest addition is a Rottweiler puppy! A fun fact about me is that I love to sing along with the radio. Very rarely I know all the words, so I make up my own, or hum loudly!


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Last updated: December 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

As Ontario continues its reopening, we are excited to see our community get closer to a sense of normalcy. We applaud the significant effort and sacrifices you and your family have made to help us get this far.


At Manitou Animal Hospital our primary goal is to care for your beloved pets. By extension, this means keeping you as a pet parent healthy as well. Many of you have already recently visited the hospital and have personally experienced the additional safety procedures we have put in place to ensure the well-being of you and your pets using our “closed waiting room” policy.

Our "closed waiting room" policy:

  1. When you arrive in the parking lot, 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.
  2. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination.
    We ask that you remain in the parking lot and keep your phone turned on.
  3. The Veterinarian will call you once the physical exam is complete to discuss the recommended treatment plan.
  4. We encourage credit card over the phone as the preferred payment method. We can also accept e-transfer.
  5. A staff member will bring your pet and any medications back outside to you.

During the coming months and as long as COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community we at Manitou will continue to offer our services using these enhanced safety procedures, including the curbside and closed waiting room service model. For the health and safety of everyone, we will not be able to have you accompany your pet(s) into the clinic for procedures at this time. We unfortunately would just not be able to meet proper physical distancing requirements and ensure your safety and our team's.

We typically have a significant number of clients [100+] visit our clinic daily whether it be for medication, food or for a visit with the veterinarian or vet technician. Space in the front room and the exam rooms is very small, a well documented factor for increased risk of COVID transmission. If everyone were to come inside our clinic, even with masks on, it would significantly increase the risk of COVID exposure to each client entering the clinic as well as our staff. We are simply not willing to risk the health of you, your family and our staff. We know that with continued effort we will get through this together. We sincerely appreciate your patience and help in working with us during these challenging times.

Until then, we promise to give each and every one of your pets the very best care and a ton of hugs and kisses when they are in for a visit. We always treat them as if they were one of our own and look forward to seeing them!


Your dedicated care team at Manitou Animal Hospital


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
Sunday: CLOSED