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 am a May 2020 graduate from Ross University, in St-Kitts and Nevis. During my time on the island I got to experience working with many different animals and even completed a certificate in Marine Animal Medicine. I completed my vet school journey doing my clinical year at University College Dublin. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Honours in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph. While at Guelph I also played for the varsity field hockey team. It is with this team that I have some of my best memories from undergrad. I am originally from a small town outside Montreal called Greenfield Park and moved to Kingston soon after graduating from vet school in order to take a job here at KVC. I am also a Level 2 Certified Fear Free Professional. This helps us to learn how to approach and handle animals that may be scared and/or nervous when they come to the vet clinic.
On weekends I enjoy playing golf, hanging out with family and friends, reading and going on walks around the neighbourhood. I currently don’t have any fur babies, but once I’m settled into this new role I’m sure a pet won’t be far away!
Have you been to the dentist and received local freezing? If so, then you have had a dental nerve block. Most dental procedures produce strong sensory stimuli to the point that it affects the amount of general anesthetic required and a painful recovery.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic