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Dr. Don Rushton, B.Sc, DVM

Veterinarian

I decided to be a veterinarian before entering kindergarten. I graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Dalhousie University. I also went to the Ontario Veterinary College to acquire a DVM in 1976. I was one of the founders of Bedford South.

An area that interests me is orthopaedics. Since 2003, I’ve concentrated primarily on TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy) to repair the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) joint which accounts for more than 80 percent of lameness in dogs.

As a team, we can help dogs that cannot walk and help restore their mobility and return them to a normal life with their owners. That’s very rewarding for all of us. We’re a dedicated team and I enjoy working with them to solve challenging problems each day. It also helps that we have access to a state-of-the-art surgery facility, which is one of my favourite things about the clinic.

In my free time, I enjoy running marathons, adventuring racing, motorcycles and old British cars. My first word was “dog.” My first pet was Goldie – a small terrier cross.

The best of the best! Layla has seen her fair share of visits here: two TPLO's and most recently,…

Lynsay Mcguigan

Took my dog Marley for her first appt this week. She is a senior dog that I recently adopted…

Kathy Jones

Ocean, my half newf/ half Bernese just had TPLO surgery. I was super impressed with Dr. Rushton and his staff.…

Ashley Westhaver

We used to take all our babies to this clinic until Dr. Callen left. Always had amazing vet services but…

Nicole Martelle

Great vet techs! So lovely and compassionate!

Kristin Tupper

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Getting familiar with the Insects of Summer

It is that time of year where the weather is getting warmer and you want to go outside more and take long walks with your pet. But what are you going to do about all those pesky insects that try to attach, bite, and sting all the fun out of summer nights? Not only are they a nuisance for you, but they can be just as annoying, and potentially deadly for our pets. Included in this blog you will learn about some of the various harmful insects and what you can do to protect your pet and you against them and the diseases they can transfer.

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