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Vickyrene with two dogs and a lizard on her shoulder

Vickyrene

Client Care Receptionist
I have been fortunate enough to explore many of my passions with a colourful work history.

My first job during high school was in a pet store in my home town of Timmins. After college, I worked with a burgeoning Veterinary practice (and wore a multitude of hats except for DVM) for several years. When it was time to change, I had been attending evening sessions in floral design for a fun and the florist that was teaching stated that I had elevated potential in the field. Being creative and loving nature, I easily settled into a partnership with her in a flower shop designing floral tributes for all occasions and activities.

Years later, after returning to school, I worked as an Operating Room Nurse, specializing in transplants and cardiovascular surgeries at Toronto General Hospital. When I decided to explore a new adventure, I moved to the Middle East and worked at the Saudi King’s favored hospital, in charge of the Orthopaedic surgical theatres. I then worked in Health Informatics in the same hospital for a new challenge. After 23 years abroad, I have returned to Canada and settled in Southern Ontario. I am loving making my heart happy working at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital with a phenomenal array of professionals. The level of care, compassion and commitment is second to none.

One of our creatures at home is Daisy, the automatic doorbell. Her muscle man Rocky comes in as reinforcement when required and Neuticus the bearded dragon who silently surveys his domain.

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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