We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Originally from London, ON, Andrea spent most of her early days at the barn with her horse, working in small animal and equine vet clinics, and caring for an assortment of pets. After attending the University of Guelph, she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005. Travelling to Thailand during her second year as part of Global Vets, and working with elephants and other native species was a highlight of her time at vet school. After graduation, she moved to Northumberland County, where she initially worked with both horses and small animals, before focusing on small animal medicine exclusively.
Andrea has completed additional training in dental surgery and enjoys contributing to the improvement in comfort and quality of life a pet experiences after having dental problems addressed. She enjoys preventative medicine and pain management for her patients and is very empathetic in working with clients to provide the best options for their pets.
Equal parts cat person and dog person, Andrea’s favourite activities include walking the trails with her two Golden Retrievers or cuddling on the couch with her cat and a good book. Her two elementary-aged children keep her home life hopping. She enjoys art, and baking, and combines the two in cake decorating. When she’s not in work scrubs, she’s usually in gym gear, and enthusiastically has been part of the local sports leagues playing or coaching.
Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually.
A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease. It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed-waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613-394-4811. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets only. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 5-7 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive at 613-394-4811 to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the online store button.
5. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital