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.
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).
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.
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
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 us. 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having 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. 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