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Kiara Rubio Animal Care Assistant at North Hill Animal Hospital

Kiara Rubio

Veterinary Assistant (Maternity Leave)
I’ve been with the clinic since January 2018 as a student finishing my college certificate. Once I graduated in March I was hired on full time as a Vet Assistant. My favourite part being in this clinic is the interaction I get with each and every pet that walks in the door; they will always feel like they are a part of a never-ending family here. I’m also very interested in the hands-free x-rays we do here and learning new techniques. Fun fact: I’m originally from Calgary, Alberta; I have a St. Bernard/German Shepherd Mixed dog named Sully and a black cat that I helped rescue named Shadow.

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How do I know if my dog's problem is due to separation anxiety? Separation anxiety describes dogs that usually are overly attached or dependent on family members. They become extremely anxious and show distress behaviours such as vocalization, destruction, or house soiling when separated from the owners.

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Last updated: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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.

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

- Your dedicated team at North Hill Animal Hospital