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.
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.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit and debit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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
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