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Why I Feel Lucky to Work at a Veterinary Clinic

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I begin to reflect upon what I feel lucky about in my life. Of course, the obvious things come to mind first – family, friends & good health; but then I got thinking about my job.

How fortunate am I to get to go to work every day and truly enjoy what I do? How many people can say that? How many people have known since they were five years old that this is what they were meant to do and succeed at?

Here is a quick list of why it’s great to work in veterinary medicine:

1. People & Pets: anyone who has worked in this field for any length of time knows that you must enjoy people just as much as you enjoy pets. So much of what we do is based on the history & conversations we have with pet owners and what great discussions we have!

2. Science: for an analytical mind, what a fantastic field to work in! Biology, chemistry & even physics play a role in everything we do, from the anatomy of our patients to the medications & diets that are prescribed to how an anesthetic machine works. If you have the type of brain that likes things to “make sense” – this is the place to be.

3. Innovation: numerous times throughout the year, we meet with industry leaders to learn more about what research has shown for new medications, nutrition, surgical techniques and many more. If you are progressive & can appreciate ever-changing concepts & ideas – this is the field for you!

4. Communication: a personal favourite of mine. A fascinating thing. To be able to communicate with our patients – multiple species in a variety of ways is truly rewarding. I’ve always wished I spoke another language, but I guess in some ways I do! Of course, the easiest is simply being able to teach & encourage a young pup or kitten to play and investigate their world while becoming well behaved “citizens.” What’s neat is to be able to use our natural instincts coupled with our formal training to be able to recognize body language and to be able to help a scared, nervous or even painful patient learn to trust you. This is extremely rewarding.

5. Friends: perhaps I am biased, but when I reflect on who most of my friends are, I realize that the vast majority are people that I’ve worked with throughout my career. People of like mind – kind, intelligent & compassionate are the words that come to mind when I think of veterinary professionals…pretty great adjectives.

Written by: Angela Noble, RVT & Practice Manager

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Dear Clients,

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect our clients, our team and work hard to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care for our patients.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience in these matters. Please stay healthy and thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety.  As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed


We thank you very much for your continued support and patience.

- Your dedicated team at Aylmer Veterinary Clinic