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Jessica Meszaros

Practice Manager

I grew up in a tiny town in southern Saskatchewan where I fell in love with animals at a very young age on our cattle and grain farm. I have been involved in the Veterinary world since I was 12 years old and have always known it is where I am supposed to be. It started with being involved in 4-H, then volunteering at a local veterinary hospital where I was eventually hired, and then going to school for the Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician programs. When I am not at the animal hospital, I am chauffeuring around my two beautiful teenage daughters to all their sports with my wonderful husband.

I joined the Elgin Animal Hospital in the spring of 2018 and became the Practice Manager in the fall of 2021. I enjoy all aspects of vet med from identifying ticks to observing surgeries and helping our wonderful clients, and most of all, cuddling all those cute puppies and kittens that come to visit us! The thing I love the most is that my day is always different and you never know what is going to come through those doors next! I also love working with people who are just as passionate about caring for animals.

I had many many cats growing up on the farm, as well as cattle, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, turkeys and rabbits. However, my first official "pet" was a budgie named Herbert! I currently have 4 cats - Max, who is 13 years old, two 2.5-year-old littermates, Cookie and Pepper, and a 7-month-old wild child, Moo. The youngest 3 were all adopted from Animal Aide. I also have Jake, my 2-year-old Rottie, Shepherd, Lab X.


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Last updated: December 23, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our region, we are temporarily moving back to curbside service, with no pet parents in the building during appointments. Our top priority here at Elgin Animal Hospital is the ongoing health and safety of our clients, their pets, and our dedicated team members that serve you and the community. Our goal is to remain open in order to provide necessary care for your pets. In order to do this, we need to keep our team healthy and do our best to minimize exposure.

Here is what you can expect:


  • When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and call us at 519-631-0430 to let us know you are here
  • Our Reception Team will let you know when we are ready for you, and ask you to come in the appointment door
  • A staff member will meet you just inside the vestibule to take the patient into the hospital for their appointment
  • Our Veterinarian will communicate with you via phone call - so please be sure to bring your cellphone to your appointment!
  • We have payment over the phone for credit cards, or a portable debit machine can be brought to the vestibule if needed
  • Food & Medication Pick Up

  • Will continue safely via the food/med pick-up door Come in the door on your right -- no need to call when you arrive
  • We are highly recommending our clients sign up for myVETstore for purchasing food for their pets
  • We also ask that you please call in your pet's medication & food refills 3-5 days in advance as we are experiencing some shipment delays once again
  • These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. We are constantly analyzing our day-to-day actions and we appreciate your patience. We will continue to implement procedures that are in the best interest of both you, our clients and our staff.

    If you are not feeling well in any way, or if you have interacted with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 we ask that you stay isolated and do not visit us at the clinic. If your pet needs medical attention please have a family member or friend bring in your pet or pick up your prescriptions or food.

    Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (519) 631-0430. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

    - Your dedicated team at Elgin Animal Hospital