Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Effie Bruce

Effie Bruce

Registered Veterinary Technician

Effie graduated with honours from the Veterinary Assistant Program in 2006. She started working at Centretown Veterinary Hospital in December 2008 – just 6 months after it opened.

She quickly realized that she had to know more and do more for the animals, so Effie decided to go back to school. While working and attending school, Effie graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Algonquin College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2013. While in school, Effie’s dog Doug (a dachshund she adopted from the Canada Dachshund Rescue) was well known and loved among the students for his adventures and antics. Doug sadly passed away this past July, but his memories still live on through “crazy Doug” stories.

Effie is Centretown’s Head Technician and the main go-to for most things at the hospital. She helps out in most aspects of the daily operation of the hospital but she particularly enjoys training staff and coordinating the co-op students.

Outside of work, Effie enjoys being a “hockey mom” to her 14-year-old son. Her family also has a rescue pup named Raven whose energy and excitement keeps them hopping!

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Last updated: August 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

5. 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 Centretown Veterinary Hospital