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Dr. Stephen Longridge

Veterinarian
I graduated in 1997 from Ontario Veterinary College and joined the clinic in 2009. I like all aspects of medicine and surgery, but I have an interest in complicated gastro-intestinal cases. My favourite thing about Clappison Animal Hospital is the fun and energetic team that we have, and the variety of clients that we serve. My first pet was a black and white cat named Whiskers. What I love most about my job is helping pets heal, and the enjoyment it brings to their owners. A fun fact about me is that my wife and I lived and practiced in England for four years. I now live near Carlisle, with my wife, son and daughter. We share our home with Ba-Lackie, the blind cat and Dora, the Bullmastiff. We also have a small flock of laying hens in the backyard, a Netherland Dwarf rabbit named Tank, two beehives and a growing population of 'red wigglers' in our basement worm composting system. Last but not least, I was known as Steve “Longhair” in university, sadly it is true. 
 
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