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.
I don’t remember what sparked my interest in veterinary medicine but I do know that it has always been there. So much so, that I am an aspiring veterinarian! As a teenager, I worked at Hillcrest after school and when I moved away for university, I reappeared every summer.
In 2015, I moved to Waterloo to begin my undergraduate degree. Finally, in 2019, I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science. I learned so much at Hillcrest during the summers; I knew that during my gap year, this is where I wanted to spend it.
I love all aspects of veterinary medicine but if I must choose, I would say surgery is my favourite! I try to take every opportunity to be a part of it!
Hillcrest is a wonderful place! I absolutely love the people I work with and I am grateful for the opportunity to keep learning!
One of my hobbies is collecting old veterinary textbooks. My favourite is an old textbook from the Ontario Veterinary College that was published in 1888! This was when OVC was located in Toronto and the University of Guelph didn’t even exist yet!
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