Registered veterinary technician holding onto black cat

Marisa, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician
Marisa grew up in Kingston and recently moved back to the area to be close to family after living in Mississauga for a couple of years. She lives with her husband Ryan, a German Sheppard named Nala, a cat named Dallas (pictured with her), and a corn snake named Arya. Marisa has always loved animals and knew from a young age she wanted to work with them. She had dogs and many exotic pets growing up, including rats, guinea pigs, birds and a rabbit. In her spare time, Marisa enjoys singing, playing the piano, art, baking and volleyball.


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Food Allergies vs. Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

If you suspect that your dog’s daily roll in the grass causes allergic reactions, such as excessive paw licking and rigorous belly scratching, you may be surprised to learn that he could actually have a food allergy.

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Last updated: April 26, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome clients back inside our hospital! Our team kindly asks that you wear a mask during your interactions with our team.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 am

Saturday & 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 Downtown Animal Hospital