I've had animals as an integral part of my life since a very young age. I graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1993 and entered practice as a mixed animal veterinarian in rural Saskatchewan.
I left mixed animal practice to focus on companion animal practice over 22 years ago. I've never worked in an area that had a dedicated emergency hospital so I have always worked my day job and then covered emergencies in the after-hours in cooperation with my colleagues. This has given me years of experience and perspective to understand what can be handled via a conversation and what needs hands-on veterinary care.
We may be able to handle your pet's issue(s) in our session, but it may be in your pet's best interest to have them seen and treated in a veterinary facility. We might discuss behavioural concerns from a cat's inappropriate peeing places to a puppy destroying everything in sight. I can help you with the pet itching insanely or won't stop shaking its head. Is your older pet having difficulties getting around or are you struggling with knowing if it's time to say goodbye? Have questions about pet diabetes or other hormonal diseases? I can help you.
I have experience as an orthopedic surgeon and a soft tissue surgeon (everything from lumps and bumps to broken bone repairs). I am familiar with surgical complications and owners' concerns after surgery to help guide you. Chemotherapy is often done in my regular practice, so I can likely assist you with any concerns you may have or know when you need to see/speak to your pet's oncologist
When not in my day job or hanging out on Vetster my 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 aquariums keep me occupied.
I look forward to chatting with you.