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Melisa, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician
Melisa is an RVT and a member of the Ontario Association of Veterinarian Technicians. Melisa graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College in 2013. When she was three years old, her family got their first Golden Retriever. She fell in love with the breed and has not been without at least one Golden since. She and her husband Jason share their lives with a rescued Golden Liberty (pictured), a yellow Lab named Buddy. Five cats name Baby, Pumpkin, Pekoe, Lilo and Marley, and also a mini Rex rabbit named Rosie. In her spare time, Melisa enjoys spending time with her family and pets, camping, yoga and travelling.

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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: June 14, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

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

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

5. 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 Downtown Animal Hospital