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Dr. Al House

Veterinarian

Raised on a farm near Fingal, Ontario, Dr. House has been around farm and companion animals all of his life. At the age of twelve, he joined a 4-H Club and by the age of thirteen, he knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He graduated from Southwold Public School and Parkside Collegiate Institute before entering the University of Guelph. In 1983, Dr. House graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College. In his final year, Dr. House won the Ayerst Award in Preventative Medicine and has practiced at the Elgin Animal Hospital since graduation.

Dr. House played a major role in the relocation of the practice to its current location in 1988. Over the years, Dr. House has been involved in the transformation of the practice from 90% farm animals in the 1960's to becoming an exclusive companion animal practice in 2009. Dr. House initiated the use of Class IV Laser Therapy to enhance the hospital’s pain management program. Dr. House and his wife, Jane Ann, an Educational Therapist, have two grown children, Jeff (commercial real estate) and Janna (Chiropractic Medical student). Oakley, a yellow Labrador, and Mindy, a grey and white cat, round out their family.

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Last updated: July 9, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

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? 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!

- Your dedicated team at Elgin Animal Hospital