I joined the team at Halifax Vet in 2012 after graduating with honours from the Veterinary Technician program at Nova Scotia Agricultural College. My love for animals was instilled in me at a very young age. Growing up I was surrounded by animals, both large and small. I always knew I wanted to work in the profession of helping our companions who cannot speak for themselves. I enjoy building a bond with both my patients and their owners. Watching your critters grow up is always enjoyable, but the trust my clients have in me looking after their beloved pets is truly rewarding. Over the years I have developed an interest in nutrition, which peaked after visiting the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center. I believe it is a vital tool we use daily to helping our pets live long and healthy lives. My first pet was a Brittany Spaniel. I will forever have a soft spot for them, and not just because of their name! utside of work I enjoy attending shows by local musicians, training for my next race, as well as spending time with friends and family, especially my nephews.


Does your feline have extra toes? The history behind Polydactyl Cats

Most cats have 18 toes; five toes on each of their front feet, and four on the back.  My cat, Mandy Pawtinkin, is blessed with 22 toes.  She has a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (Greek for ‘many digits’).  It is a genetic mutation that causes cats to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws.

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Last updated: September 21, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome back you back inside our hospital! We no longer have any restrictions on capacity, but masks are still required if you'd like to come inside. We thank you for your understanding and compliance.


Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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.

We look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Halifax Veterinary Hospital