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 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois. I am originally from Miami, Florida and moved up to Canada because I married a Canadian! After graduation, I did an internship at the Hollywood Animal Hospital (a large 24-hour emergency/general practice) in Hollywood, FL and stayed on as an associate veterinarian for two additional years. These years, plus the following few, have prepared me for a large variety of cases, though my primary interests are in endocrinology (diabetes, thyroid disease, etc.), dentistry, and especially surgery.
I have been in Kingston since 2011 where my wife, Dr. Jennifer Weeks-Llera (also a vet), and I bought our first home in 2012. We share our home with two wonderful dogs, two uniquely different cats, two horses and a rabbit, for a grand total of 27 legs (one of the kitties is a rescue who needed an amputation).
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, learning history, listening to late 80's hair metal, gaming, working in my yard, and taekwondo where I am a 3rd Dan black belt. Outside of the clinic, I have a blog at drryanllera.com and I guest write for the Ontario SPCA. I’ll see you soon, and if you want to keep up with what I am doing, please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!
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