Amy Hanchiruk

Animal Care Assistant
I am a concert-loving blue jays fan who also enjoys a good challenge. My very first dog was a Beagle and his name was Pete. I graduated from the Veterinary Reception Program at Ridgetown College in 2000 and have worked at a few other veterinary facilities, prior to joining my Clappison Family. I began my adventure in the veterinary field in 1998, when I worked part-time as a kennel assistant. I grew up as a little country girl on a tobacco farm and have had the privilege of being raised with many different animals. I do truly believe that it has shaped the person I grew up to be. I was my mother’s nightmare as far as worrying about what animal might be in tow with me and needing my help. I wouldn’t hesitate to scoop up anything from orphaned birds to injured baby bunnies along with other wild animals. I currently have three dogs: Chesney my sweet little beagle, Chibs, a fun loving Labrador Retriever and Peppa my little scaredy hound. I have five cats: Wilbur, Roosifee, Stewart, Mac Cat and his sister Miss P (who were my foster fails).  I also have two horses, named Ebert and Milagro. I am often seen up front and in appointments. I am in my glory when discussing nutrition with clients and helping them select a diet option that will benefit their pets. I love the interactions with the clients and I love meeting their pets. My main passions are my animals, I enjoy spending my time being in their presence. I enjoy all the opportunities, being around them has given me in becoming the person I am today. I learned a lot from them and still continue to learn from them, which has been an amazing gift.


What lies beneath... the Benefits of Dental Radiographs

There are many signs of dental disease such as tartar, gingivitis, bleeding, not eating. Sometimes your veterinarian can see a tooth that’s loose or that the enamel is damaged. The tricky part is that teeth are like little icebergs and much of the tooth is below the gum line.

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