We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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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.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905.689.8005. We will open the door and bring you and your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We ask 1 client per pet please. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following hours: Monday- Friday: 8:00am - 6pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm, & Closed on Sundays.

4. Country Tails Doggie Daycare and our Grooming Salon are closed until further notice.

5. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

6. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

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

8. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital