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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Rita Stemeroff, DVM

Veterinarian
I joined the clinic in May 2018. When I was in high school, I was sure I was going to be a doctor. Medicine interested me and I was eager to have a career with continual learning and helping other people. It wasn’t until my high school co-op placement at OVC, that I discovered veterinary medicine was actually the perfect fit for me. I met a very special patient there that was undergoing extensive treatment that would make any human miserable. This patient was not miserable and instead, greeted me with a tail wag every time I went to take him for a walk or offered him a pat on the head. Not only did he appreciate the attention, but he also made my day better by allowing me to help him. Animals are amazing in the ways they can impact us. They can make any bad day better by greeting you at the door with a toy in their mouth and a wagging tail. It was an easy decision for me to leave human medicine behind and pursue a career in veterinary medicine instead. I love interacting with both the animals and the humans that walk through the door every day. I thoroughly enjoy creating a tailored approach to the care for each and every patient and client.

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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