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Amy Hanchiruk Animal Care Assistant from Clappison Animal Hospital

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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Last updated: June 1, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital