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Rachael

Registered Veterinary Technician
Hello! My name is Rachael. I lived and worked as a technician in the Yukon for 2 years and moved back to Ontario in 2012 to be close to family. I volunteered with my clinic up North to do the “vet checks” for all the sled dog teams running in the Yukon Quest which further developed my love for huskies and “sport dogs”. I Graduated from the Seneca College Vet Tech program in 2010, and became an RVT in 2012. I have been working in clinics for the last 10 years. I am always looking for something new and exciting to learn. I have 2 pets – a 1.5 year old Greater Swiss Mountain dog who is a ball of fun and a 12 year old kitty at home who rules the roost. I love reading, hiking mountains or hiking anywhere really (of course with the pooch). I play baseball in the summer, and am also very interested in animal behavior. I am currently in a program to become a “Fear Free Certified” technician which teaches low-stress handling techniques for our wonderful patients, and will then be working towards getting my dog-trainer credentials. I hope to become an RVT, VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behaviour).

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Dog thinking about ticks and fleas

Year-round protection means more peace of mind!

“Tick season” used to mean spring/summer/fall, with a break over the winter – the colder weather meant that we could take a break from worrying about these pesky bugs and the diseases they can transmit. But in the last few years, we’ve seen a change creeping up on us, with the weather staying warm later into the season, and spring arriving earlier each year – and the bugs are loving it!

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Last updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital