Dr. Mahovlich, an Elgin County native, grew up in Springfield Ontario. He was drawn to veterinary science from a young age and pursued an education dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. He can’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a veterinarian. As an honours graduate from East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer Ontario, he continued his education at the University of Guelph where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, honours in Animal Biology. He then studied at the Ontario Veterinary College and completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He spent his summers working at various vet clinics and farms gaining experience with a wide variety of animals.
Upon graduation, Dr. Mahovlich joined the team at Elgin Animal Hospital and became a partner a year later. Since then, he has continued to expand his skills and knowledge, taking courses in specialty areas including surgery, medicine, ophthalmology, and has an interest in preventative medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Mahovlich enjoys an active lifestyle and is kept busy by his two boys Benjamin and Alexander, his wife Jenn (music teacher), and his two cats Samson and Finn.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is an infection caused by bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted by deer ticks and can infect many different animals, including dogs, cats, and humans.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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 519.631.0430. 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. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!