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.

Karen Tuck

Receptionist

Karen joined the St. Vital Veterinary Hospital in 2005 as a receptionist. She worked at the clinic for 4 years until she decided to take her passion for animals to the next level. She started Karen’s Pet Services and specialized in all things “pet sitting". This included anything from in-home dog sitting, drop in cat sitting to administering medication and insulin injections for her clients. In 2017 she decided to return to St. Vital Vet part-time and has been there ever since.

If you asked Karen, she would say there never seems to be enough time to hang out with her two trouble maker cats Joey and Eddie...oh yeah, and her husband Darryl. Her favourite things to do are going for walks, bike rides, shopping road trips to Fargo and Minneapolis, and fishing with her dad.

Karen also has a passion for interior decorating which is obvious if you visit any homes she has helped decorate.

If you don’t see Karen at our front desk, she’s surely in the back giving extra cuddles to her favourite furry clients!

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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: 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