From the GLX-Files
Dr. Leticia Materi
Calgary Avian & Exotic Pet Clinic
3118 - 17 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Materi is kind, caring, and extremely skilled. She is extremely thorough, is very knowledgeable, and brings an excellent "bedside manner" to the room. She is impressively competent in handling a fussy guinea pig through dental exams (she does not use anesthetic for trimmings), anal temperatures, ear cleanings, etc. Her staff is excellent, as well, and the clinic is well-run, efficient, and on-time.
Dr. Lynne Ford
Animal Care Emergency
1635 - 17 Ave SW
Dr. Ford is very kind and competent. This clinic is EMERGENCY ONLY and cannot be used for regular vet care or for more intensive procedures. I would only recommend Dr. Ford for guinea pig care- this clinic treats all animals and I'm personally not familiar with the other doctors' competency with guinea pigs. However, Dr. Ford was excellent when we required emergency care. She provided a thorough exam, a diagnosis, first-doses of medication and fluids, and she sent us home with plenty of antibiotics, painkillers, and critical care to last us until we were able to see a regular vet. Her services were extremely appreciated in a time of need.
Contributed by: shannen - 5/2/2006, 11:42 pm
Beaumont - Edmonton, Alberta area</b>
Dr. Gerald Burant DVM
4816 - 50 Avenue
Beaumont, Alberta (30 minutes outside of Edmonton)
VERY knowledgable about exotics (and all other pets), I have taken my guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils to him. In fact he was at a clinic in Edmonton where I originally started seeing him, and I make the 30 minute trip out of town every 3 weeks to see him specifically for my hamster's teeth trim. He is very gentle, takes the time to fully examine, and he will also explain anything he finds in detail.
Contributed by: Meowzer - 7/6/2006, 3:57 pm
Sherwood Park, Edmonton, Alberta area
Practice limited to Small Animal and Exotic Pets
Dr. Louis Kwantes, BSc, DVM, MSc Park Veterinary Centre 101 Broadway Blvd Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2A8
Phone: (780)-417-1119 Fax: (780)-417-2600
Dr. Kwantes and the other vets at Park Veterinary Centre seem very competent, knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Kwantes performed a neuter on my guinea pig Scooter, with no complications. Dr. Kwantes is also helping me to manage Scooter's recently diagnosed fibrosarcoma. Dr. Kwantes and Dr. Meckelborg also helped immensely in the treatment of Corky's URI. The clinic is clean and bright, the reception staff and the vet techs are friendly and gentle. The clinic also sells Oxbow small animal products. I have taken all three of our pigs to Park Veterinary Centre for check ups and necessary treatment over the past four years and I have never found them wanting in any capacity.
Pickering animal hospital
1450 Kingston rd
northwest corner of kingston and valley farm
Dr. Susan Mcmillen
Contributed by: kaylabean - 2/26/2005, 8:57 pm
Dr. Susan Mcmillen from the Pickering Animal Hospital
1450 Kingston Rd Phone # 905-420-1734
She is om Mat Leave and is on a limited schedule
Contributed by: MAB30_ - 5/29/2006, 8:40 am
Animal Hospital of High Park
3184 Dundas Street West
I've been up there twice now with Sniper to have his teeth done. When I called to book the appointment I asked to speak to a vet first so I could ask questions. Dr Regan very kindly called me back and answered all my questions for me. When I went the first time I saw Dr Lane and the second time, Dr Dawson. They are both very good vets. Everyone in the office is very friendly and helpful. I searched from an exotics vet for a bit and this one was highly recommended by 3 of my local vets.
Contributed by: piggyless - 9/15/2004, 3:18 pm
I've been going to the Animal Hospital of High Park since I adopted my girls, and they've been very positive even though Princess was adopted with a serious mite infestation. We've been seeing Dr. Louws, who is always willing to have a dialogue, answer questions and take suggestions. When Princess had her biopsy they called & gave us regular updates, made sure she ate when she woke up, and were available by phone to answer questions post-surgery. The one time we saw Dr. Regan, it was also a very positive experience. They also now carry Oxbow products. The only questionable care advice received from here was to add vitamin C to their water, if they would drink it. All other advice has been spot on with GuineaLynx.
Contributed by: Tashab - 8/03/2009, 1:20 am
Riverdale Animal Hospital
Address:901 Danforth Avenue
Phone: (416) 465-4655
Website: theriverdale animalhospital.com
I have been here several times with my piggies. Both Dr. Drabant (an exotics specialist) and Dr. Salama are very knowledgable about cavies and have excellent bedside manners. They took bacterial cultures to check for URIs, have only prescribed safe antibiotics, and have always provided same-day or next-day appointments. They stock Oxbow Critical Care, and are willing to answer questions over the phone. Recently, Dr. Salama took 15 minutes to explain lab results to me and talk about my pig's condition free of charge when I didn't even have an appointment. They are open 7 days per week and have great hours (until 10pm on weeknights).
Contributed by: TheVic - Jan 30, 2009
Dr. N. Sandha
FoxCreek Animal Hospital
2501 Third Line Unit#12
Oakville ON L6M 5A9
(This is at Third Line and Dundas St. )
Tel. 905-469-0800 M-F 8am to 7pm S 9amp to 1pm
Shortly after adoption, 4 year-old Rio (short for Mario of Nintendo fame) fell sick. Your website did a great job of helping us understand his problems better. After seeing a couple of vets we had his surgery done. I am grateful to Dr. N Sandha who removed stones and sludge. Attached is a photo of the stone in comparison to a q tip and Rio with Dr. Sandha after recovery. Rio made a speedy recovery after being hand fed by my wife. I would like to recommend Dr. Sandha and share Dr. Sandha's contact information incase someone needs an experienced vet in the Toronto GTA.
Contributed by email: Varun - 6/30/2007
Dr Sam Munn
Greenwood Park Animal Hospital
1041 Gerrard Street East
Phone : (416) 778 - 6666
Fax : (416) 778 - 6688
Dr. Munn has treated numerous of my own guinea pigs as well as many others that I know. He is experienced and highly skilled in all areas including diagnostics, surgery and medicine. He is always willing to learn new things, do research and consult with other vets. He tries his best to work with the specific requirements of his clients, always being available to talk over the phone, working with costs, etc.
Dr. Munn is very rescue oriented and does everything he can to support numerous animal charities, rescues and shelters. He has a great love for guinea pigs as well as other smaller pets and it really shows in how he handles and cares for my own loved ones.
Contributed by: AliceMcmallis - 7/15/2005, 11:19 am
Dr. Julie Deroo
Ferris Lane Animal Hospital
133 Ferris Lane
Dr. Deroo is very "Cavy Savy" and is an Exotics and Avaian Specialist. She has a warm and compassionate manner. Julie has over 30 Guinea Pigs of her own. She is very knowledgeable and willing to share information, treating clients as partners in the care of their animals. She is experienced in treating "Heart Pigs" and utilizes the services of a Toronto compounding pharmacy to ensure that dosages are correct for cavies.
Dr. Deroo has helped us to care for 3 of our 6 pigges directly, and by way of advice and sharing of knowledege for our herd as a whole.
Dr. Deroo is extremely gentle and considerate when the time comes to help animals "Over The Rainbow Bridge".
Ferris Lane Animal Hospital also offers both evening and Saturday appointments.
Of the many vets that I have seen over the years as a pet owner, Dr. Deroo is my favourite, by far. Her comittment to animals is evident in all that she does.
Contributed by: Mommysews - J. Wolst 28/01/2011
Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic
Name: Dr. Kelly Latendresse, or Dr. Wendy Korver
Address: 2826 King St. East
City: Bowmanville (near OSHAWA)
Phone Number: 905-623-4431
Personal experience: This clinic has a fantastic environment. Kelly was great with my Charlie, as were the rest of the staff. Top notch vets and a fantastic place to take a GP or any exotic. very knowledgeable and super friendly staff. PLUS - THE STOCK AND WILL ORDER OXBOW PRODUCTS.
Contributed by: cathmiller - 8/22/2005, 2:30 pm
Thorold - St. Catharines/Niagara Region
Dr. Alistair Ker
Thorold Veterinary Hospital
2-B Sullivan Ave
Tel : 905-227-7644
Emergency : 905-227-7644
Fax : 905-227-8820
Monday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Thursday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
I've only recently become a cavy owner, so I've only been to this vet once. My young skinny boar was treated here for a URI. Very accomodating to squeeze in an appointment for an urgent problem. Also sells Oxbow products. Comes recommended by other vets in the area, as well as the employees of the local pet supply shop I shop at. Also treat other small animals, as well as reptiles.
Contributed by: fairysari - 4/26/2006, 2:10 pm
Riverside South Animal Hospital
Name: Dr. Sherri Dennett
Address: 4184 Spratt Rd, Unit 4
City: Riverside South (Ottawa)
Phone Number: 613-822-6009
Personal experience: I brought one of my pigs to Dr Dennett with a suspected UTI. She and her staff were very friendly and helpful. She isn't an expert, as she admitted to consulting some books and an online vet resource but seemed very interested in learning more.
Contributed by: rynamyn - 01/27/10, 10:30 am
Clarence Rockland Veterinary Hospital
Name: Dr. Erik Petersen
Address: 2935 rue Laurier
Phone Number: 613-446-7266
I brought my guinea pig here with another UTI. Dr Petersen was very nice & seemed quite knowledgeable. I was able to get an appointment for the same day on short notice. Unfortunately they don`t seem to have a website.
Contributed by: rynamyn - Sept 6, 2012