Dr. Al House


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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