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 was born and raised in Halifax, spending most of my life in the community of Clayton Park. I attended university in St. John's, Newfoundland where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then attended NSCC in Kentville where I studied to become an addictions counsellor. Before I made the leap to go back to school for a third time to become a veterinary technician I had felt quite lost and really wanted to have a career instead of just a job. That decision turned out to be the greatest one that I have ever made, as I finally feel like I am exactly where I belong, doing exactly what I was meant to do and something I truly love.
I chose the veterinary field because I have always had a passion for animals and for helping people, and believed that working as a veterinary technician would be the best way for me to combine these two passions into an amazing career. The areas of veterinary medicine that interest me the most would have to be dentistry and oral health as it is such an important aspect of our pets' health that we sometimes don't think about, as well as surgery. I really love the team here at Spryfield Animal Hospital who all care so much about our clients and patients. They've been so welcoming and supportive from the very beginning and already feel like family. I also love the importance that is placed here on practicing quality medicine to the highest standards and getting to be a part of providing quality care to our clients and their pets.
A fun fact about me is that I have had many different pets over the years, ranging from cats and dogs to hamsters and mice, to fish and iguanas. I am also a proud pet parent to 3 wonderful fur babies, my dogs Lexie and Roxy and my little mouse named Swiss.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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. OPERATING HOURS
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital