Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Dr. Julie Must grew up in the small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario. She has always had a love for animals and has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. When she was in high school she completed a co-op placement at Smiths Falls Veterinary Services, which made it clear to her that a career in veterinary medicine was right for her. Julie graduated from the University of Guelph in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in neuroscience. During her time at Guelph, she trained and fostered a service dog that successfully passed and is now an autism therapy dog.
When Julie was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College, she always dreamed of doing international veterinary work. She was lucky enough to spend her summers working with both Veterinarians Without Borders in Tanzania and Global Vets in Thailand. Julie couldn’t decide which species she liked to work with best, so in the final year of her veterinary studies, she streamed in Rural Community Practice. She had the opportunity to work with both companion and farm animals but decided that becoming a companion animal veterinarian was right for her. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College with distinction in 2017.
Julie is excited to join the team at Elgin Animal Hospital and she looks forward to meeting the pets and their families in the community. Julie has a special interest in behaviour, nutrition and preventative medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, running, practicing karate and spending time with her family and friends.
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!