I am very grateful to have become a part of the Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital team. This has been quite a surreal experience so far. Home away from home to say the least. Growing up, I have always had a close relationship with animals. We always had cats growing up, I can still name all of them. Trust me, there was a lot; each with their own unique personality and soul and each with their favourite hiding spots, least favourite food and most favourite toys. I would be the crazy kid on the playground, naming the seagulls and sharing my recess with them. They really loved popcorn! My teacher, however, didn't love the crowd that I attracted each day. After it was seagulls, it became salamanders and then, ducks. Soon, I became the stray cat advocate. If it had four feet and a heartbeat, I was there to help out. The reason I decided to get my Veterinary Assistant diploma, was because I needed to have fulfillment. I had a job, but it wasn't a career. It wasn't me working up to my full potential. I needed to do something that I did best; love and care for animals. I wanted to be their voice and advocate! It dawned on me ten years ago, when one of our cats was euthanized for a urinary blockage. The whole experience was overwhelming, it was the first time I saw death before my eyes. I couldn't believe all of the support we received from the clinic, from the staff and especially the veterinarian. After Gomez crossed the Rainbow bridge, I left the hospital with a different mindset; those were my kind of people, I wanted to be just like them. I wanted to help other people and other animals. I am the best person I can be today thanks to my family, my friends and of course my pets. My cats from the past have been: Max, Thomas "Olive lip," Cinnamon, Morticia, Gomez, Oatmeal, Friskie, Daisey, Rosie, Velvet, Snowball, Crybaby, Milo and Bandit. My current kitties are Torti and Akira.
The past 5 years at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital have been incredible. Exciting, fun, challenging, heartbreaking, eye-opening, stressful, and at times, difficult; but amazing. Every day that passes, I have fallen more and more in love with animal medicine.
The province of Nova Scotia will enter Stage 5 of the COVID re-opening plan on September 15. Here is what Stage 5 will look like at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital:
Masks are required for all clients entering our hospital, as well as for all our staff
Telemedicine appointments are available to anyone who cannot wear a mask inside our hospital
1 client per exam room allowed (exceptions will be made for end of life procedures)
Credit cards are the preferred method of payment
Curbside pickup of food and medication is still available. Please call ahead of time so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. A reminder that we require 48 hours notice for food and prescription orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: Closed
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital