Dr. Chris MacDonald

Inspired to enroll in vet school after working on a sheep farm in Southern New Zealand. I graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College 2000. Joined the practice in May 2003, I was offered the chance to work and partner with my mentor, Dr. Don Rushton, and I have been here since then. An area that interests me is dentistry and feline medicine. What I love most about my job is that no two days are ever the same. I have the privilege of positively impacting the lives of pets and their owners. My favourite thing about the clinic is that the staff is my extended family. Fun fact about myself is that I enjoy running, golfing and curling, the three sports that as a youngster I thought were the most boring sports in the world.


The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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