Tara Da Costa
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Dr. Tara Da Costa


Professional information

  • Veterinarian, DVM
About Vet

Hi! I’m Dr. Tara, and it would be my pleasure to help you and your animal family members!

I am a companion animal vet practicing with a conscious, compassionate, and collaborative philosophy and approach. My passions include accessible veterinary care, urgent care, a focus on the human-animal bond, enhancing overall wellness in the home, holistic care, pain management, animal emotional (behavioural) issues, exotic & wild animal care, infectious disease, palliative & hospice care, end of life care, and client education and emotional support.

I am here to listen to your concerns, and work with you to address them in a way that works not only for your pet, but for you. I offer a non-judgemental, inclusive, and trauma-informed approach that values the knowledge and dedication of pet parents; I see you and the love you have for your pet. I know that they have been your lifeline; I know how important they are to you. I also know that life holds significant stressors and challenges for all of us right now. Many of us are struggling in some way or another right now, and having a sick animal family member is more stressful than ever, as we face severe shortages in the veterinary health care system.

In my 19 years as a veterinarian, I have enjoyed experiences in companion animal general practice, emergency/ICU practice, shelter medicine, regulatory medicine, international vet medicine, and mobile veterinary practice. I am excited to be adding telemedicine to the list as I feel I can help pet parents access veterinary care that they may not otherwise be able to.

It is my hope to help ease your stress! Please consider booking an appointment with me if my approach resonates with you. When it comes to caring for your animal family members, we could make a great team! 💖

While I am happy to provide advice for patients in Quebec, please note that due to provincial legislation, I cannot prescribe medications for animals/clients located in Quebec.

Bien que je sois heureux de fournir des conseils aux patients du Québec, veuillez noter qu'en raison de la législation provinciale, je ne peux pas prescrire de médicaments pour les animaux/clients situés au Québec.

  • Ottawa, ON, CA
Spoken languages
  • English
  • French
Species treated
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Birds (Avian)
  • Small Mammals
  • Cats (Feline)
  • Other Exotics
Areas of interest
  • End of life/Hospice care
  • Immunology
  • Preventive
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Animal Welfare
  • Microbiology
  • Dermatology
  • Parasitology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Laboratory Animals
  • Behavior
  • Anesthesia
  • Ontario, CA
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioural issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training

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