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Dr. Heather Wilton

Dr. Heather Wilton joined our team in March 2020. Born and raised on a family farm near Roland, Manitoba, Dr. Wilton grew up immersed in animal husbandry. Dr. Wilton graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatoon in 2014.  She is an avid sheep farmer; breeding and showing prize winning Dorpers. In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, she has dabbled in teaching as a sessional instructor of 4500 Animal Health at the University of Manitoba. In her free time Dr. Wilton can be found working in her flower gardens, caring for her sheep, raising Monarch butterflies, or spending time with family.


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Why Does My Dog Walk Around in Circles Before They Lay Down?

Circling around before lying down is likely a residual instinct from when their ancestors lived out in the wilderness. Your dog’s ancestors would have paced in circles to flatten down and warm their sleeping area.

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Last updated: February 28, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Effective Tuesday March 1st, we will once again be allowing one pet parent to accompany their pet into their appointment. We will continue to allow two family members to attend end of life appointments.

We are happy to accommodate with a curbside appointment should you prefer or if you are feeling under the weather.

Please remember kindness matters! Disrespectful or unkind behaviour toward our team will not be tolerated and may result in refusal of service.

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital