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.

Dr. Jocelyn Beggs

Veterinarian

I’m a born and raised Winnipegger, with a smattering of stays out West. I began my undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg with a BSc (Hons) and the intention of pursuing a career in human medicine. As life happens, I fatefully spent a spring break at a rural mixed animal practice where I watched some of the most fascinating things I had ever seen, including a calf being born, and I realized that my long-term professional goals could all be fulfilled in a single career: veterinary medicine. I graduated from WCVM in 2005.

For me, veterinary medicine provides the framework to simultaneously practice medicine, work with the animals we love, build personal relationships, and make a lasting impact on my community.

I believe firmly in strengthening the Human-Animal Bond and the concept of One Health through good preventative medicine and staying up to date on the latest advancements in medicine. I have a special interest in dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry and parasitology/zoonotic disease.

When not at work, I enjoy travelling, photography, gardening, scuba diving and surfing with my husband Sean, and we share the house with 3 apathetic roommates (felines).

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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
- 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 St. Vital Veterinary Hospital