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Vanessa

Vanessa Riley

Veterinary Technician

I grew up in St. Thomas Ontario with my mother, father, younger brother and several pets. Since I was a little kid I have grown up with pets and I would try and rescue as many as I could.

Throughout high school, I was able to do my co-op placement at Elgin Animal hospital and get lots of hands-on experience. I've always had a passion to help animals and I am beyond excited that I am able to combine my passion with my career. I graduated from St. Clair College in April 2018 as a veterinary technician and since then I have become a member of Elgin Animal Hospital. I joined Elgin Animal Hospital near the end of April 2018.

During my spare time, I like to go fishing and spend time with my friends and family.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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!

- Your dedicated team at Elgin Animal Hospital