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Goats Taught Me Responsibility

Growing up, I didn’t know anyone else that had pet goats. You wouldn’t think having pet goats would teach you a whole lot other than how to pick up poo, but they sure did. Before school, we were up and at it; making sure that the feed was full and the ice was busted out of the water buckets. After school, it was out for a walk, cleaning the barn, and feeding time again. Being known as the goat kids’ became the norm.

It may sound silly, but the goats didn’t just teach me how to care for animals. They taught me compassion for all living things, big or small, house pet or not. These animals that are the size of a large dog with horns will cuddle up with me, will come when I call them, and even trust me enough to help deliver their babies.

Animals can be great teachers and great listeners, and they don’t even know they are doing it!

Written by Kelsey Cleveland, Veterinary Assistant

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Last updated: September 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

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".
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    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