Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
I have lived with, volunteered, and worked with animals my whole life, and have loved every moment of it, which eventually led me to my career as a registered veterinary technician. I have done drug testing on racehorses, volunteered at the Canadian Blood Bank, continue to volunteer at the trap/neuter/release clinics held at the Toronto Humane Society, as well as worked at various stables, zoo's, and hospitals/clinics. I graduated from Sheridan College Institute of Science and Technology in 2013 with high honours. I joined the Annex Animal Hospital (AAH) in the winter of 2013. I particularly enjoy ensuring patient care and comfort and I have a special interest in diagnostics and animal behaviour. I fondly remember my first pets which were Grandma Willow the brown tabby and Mustard the orange tabby. My job allows me to reach out to animals in need of help, medical care, and affection, which I do so with love in my heart. My favourite thing about being a part of the family at the AAH is our constant vigilance to learn and grow towards maintaining the highest standard of medical care, as well as emotional care for all of our furry patients. I am the AAH's Feline Advocate, which means I ensure cat/kittens have the least stressful appointment possible, as well as provide information on optimal cat care. I have two cats of my own, Luna and Boo, as well as a Chaco Golden Knee tarantula named Fluffy.
Tick Prevention Recommended
Tick prevention remains a priority for our pets this spring: As the temperatures rise above 4 degrees, ticks become active and quest for food. Toronto Parks, woodland trails, grassy regions, and leaf piles all have the potential to contain ticks just waiting to hitch a ride on pets and humans. As we are already seeing pets with ticks this spring, our veterinarians feel that it is important to maintain vigilance by using tick protection on our pets.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 still OPEN with the following hours: MONDAY: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm SATURDAY: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!