Fisher Glen Animal Hospital | 613 228 7008 | 1896 Prince of Wales Dr, Nepean, ON K2C 3W9
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Learn a little more about our veterinary clinic, and what you can expect when you visit us at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital!

Welcome

Arrival

Facilities

Pet Wards

Welcome to Fisher Glen Animal Hospital!
 

We are a small but full-service Ottawa animal hospital, with an emphasis on preventive medicine and personalized care. Whether it’s a simple checkup, help caring for an aging pet, or a life-saving surgery, we will be there for you every step of the way.

 

We know that the right veterinary clinic can make all the difference in your pet’s experience, and treating you and your pet as a member of our family is a top priority. Chances are we’ll know your voice on the phone, your face when you walk in the door, maybe even your pet’s favourite treats!

 
Want to see the clinic? Just keep reading! You can also feel free to ask for a tour – we are always happy to show you around! Additionally, you can Click Here if you’d like to learn more about our services here at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital, or Click Here if you’d like to book an appointment today!

About Fisher Glen Animal Hospital
Ottawa Veterinarian

Welcome to Fisher Glen Animal Hospital!

We are a small but full-service Ottawa animal hospital, with an emphasis on preventive medicine and personalized care. Whether it’s a simple checkup, help caring for an aging pet, or a life-saving surgery, we will be there for you every step of the way.

We know that the right veterinary clinic can make all the difference in your pet’s experience, and treating you and your pet as a member of our family is a top priority. Chances are we’ll know your voice on the phone, your face when you walk in the door, maybe even your pet’s favourite treats!

Want to see the clinic? Just keep reading! You can also feel free to ask for a tour – we are always happy to show you around! Additionally, you can Click Here if you’d like to learn more about our services here at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital, or Click Here if you’d like to book an appointment today!

Front Desk Veterinary Clinic Ottawa

Arrival

Upon your arrival at Fisher Glen you will immediately be greeted by one of our friendly staff, and asked to weigh your pet (cats are weighed in the exam room). We are also happy to answer any questions you may have!

As you enter the waiting room, feel free to grab a coffee, tea or hot chocolate, and a cookie from the coffee bar! We pride ourselves on staying as on time as possible, so hopefully your wait will not be too long. You can also feel free to peruse our selection of healthy pet foods while you wait! We keep a number of veterinary diets in stock, but if we don’t have what you are looking for, we can easily order it for you.

Surgical Suite

Medical Facilities

As you move down the hallway into the clinic you will go past two rooms with additional pet food storage, and arrive at two exam rooms on the left. From there you go through a door into the treatment area, the “nerve centre” of any veterinary hospital. In this space we perform medical treatments, prepare animals for surgery, and do our dentistry. You will notice the digital dental X-ray on the wall here. This area also functions as a laboratory for those tests we do in house, and a pharmacy!

Our surgical suite is fully equipped with monitoring equipment, suction, surgical heating blankets and intravenous fluid pumps. All routine elective surgeries are performed here, as well as surgeries performed by the board certified surgeons we bring in for complex or orthopedic cases.

Additionally, at the back of the hospital you will see a lead-lined X-ray room, which houses our new digital x-ray machine.

dog ward

Pet Wards

To make sure everybody has their own personal space, we kennel our cats and dogs in separate wards. We encourage you to bring a favourite blanket, bed or toy for your pet to help them feel more at ease!

The cat ward faces the treatment room so our cats can watch us while we work, the voyeurs that they are! Animals that are hospitalized for critical care tend to stay here as well, so we can watch them closely.

The dog ward features larger cages and a comfortable run. We believe in compassionate care – so giving pets a relaxing, comfortable stay while they are with us is a top priority here at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital!

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

- Anatole France

MEET THE STAFF

 

Get to know all of our helpful staff and their friendly pets (and professional cookie moochers) here at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital!

Dr Jane Gates, Veterinarian
DR JANE GATES
Veterinarian

Dr. Gates pretty much always knew she wanted to be a vet! She loves the combination of science and medicine in addition to being around animals. Dr Gates also has a Master of Journalism. She has an amazing husband, Dan, two children, and and a Russian dwarf hamster named George. She practices yoga and barre classes, and is an avid dressage rider. She is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of our sister clinic, Ottawa Animal Emergency and Specialty Hospital, and in 2018 was honoured to be presented with the Governor General’s 150 Senate medal for veterinary service.

Dr Margaret Baar, Veterinarian
DR MARGARET BAAR
Veterinarian

Dr. Baar has been practicing in the Ottawa area since graduation, initially working in the emergency field, and she is fluent in both English and French. When not busy fighting crime under a secret identity, she likes to make the most of Ottawa’s great sports, enjoying running, skiing, tennis and sailing. Outside of work, her husband and three step-children keep her busy. She loves to travel and is an avid Ottawa Senators fan, and she is currently owned by a delightful cat named Willow. Additionally, in 2018 she was honoured to receive the Senate 150 medal for veterinary service.

Dr Vanessa Papiernik, Veterinarian
DR. TARA BETNAZA
Veterinarian

Dr Betnaza has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2005. She loves to travel, and has seen gorillas in Rwanda, climbed a live volcano in Guatemala and narrowly escaped a Tsunami in Thailand. One of her greatest rewards as a veterinarian was helping out after Hurricane Katrina, which inspired her to participate in other volunteer projects tending to animals in need. She still works casually at the Ottawa Humane Society. These days, she spends most of her time with her husband and two girls. Their family also includes a black lab named Mary, a cat named Frankie, and Daisy the fish!

Cheryl Doyle
CHERYL DOYLE
Registered Veterinary Technician / Practice Manager

Cheryl Doyle is a registered veterinary technician with a great deal of experience in the Ottawa area! She loves to play devil's advocate, and is a great critical thinker and strategist. She has two children, Brenden and Linsey, and she loves to camp and boat with her husband John and the rest of the family. She has an orange tabby cat named Mojo, a black and grey cat named Buttercup, and a busy young rottweiler named Cruze!

Katie Birtch
KATIE BIRTCH
Registered Veterinary Technician

Katie is a registered veterinary technician and Algonquin College graduate. She is always at the ready with a big smile and a warm laugh - or a head butt! She has a beautiful little girl named Violet, and a boy named Dylan. She also has a cat named Spicolli, and a lab cross named Hulk! She loves playing ball during the summer and watching hockey. She constantly tells us, (incorrectly, of course), how her Leafs are the best team ever!

Emily Halden
EMILY HALDEN
Registered Veterinary Technician

Emily Halden is a registered veterinary technician who graduated from Northern College in Haileybury in 2018, where she specialized in wildlife rehabilitation. She enjoys working with clients and their furry families, loves to help pets achieve their weight loss goals, and she is a wonderful addition to our team! Her cat, a handsome boy named Rhett, was found in a ditch in 2013, and has been her partner in crime ever since!

Carole Dunn
CAROLE DUNN
Veterinary Assistant

Carole Dunn is a recent graduate of the VA Program at Algonquin College. She worked for 20 years in the hi-tech industry before moving Copenhagen with her husband and daughter in 2014. Upon returning to Canada, she wanted to do something different, and decided to become a VA. She's always had dogs, but was tired of having to always exercise them so she adopted a cat named Millie. Turns out, Millie loves to go for walks!

Dawn Boland
DAWN BOLAND
Receptionist

Dawn Boland is a veterinary assistant turned receptionist here at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital. Dog and cat wrestling for 13 years has forced her to change roles. In her spare time she cares for her two cats James and Pixie, as well as her two dogs Dot and Gertrude. She also enjoys baking very much, and is going to make everyone here at the clinic pack on a few pounds with her delicious treats!

Erik Ward
ERIK WARD
Veterinary Assistant

Erik Ward moved to Ottawa 5 years ago after graduating from the Veterinary Assistant program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. He recently joined our team after working in a specialty veterinary facility for 4 years and can be found either helping clients at the front or the technicians in the back. He has two mischievous cats named Lucy and Penny and is brave enough to be the only male working with a clinic full of women.

REVIEWS

 

Check out these recent reviews to see what other people are saying about Fisher Glen Animal Hospital!

- Joan M
Thank you for the exceptional care that you give our animals! I always feel that staff is honest and transparent, and truly want the best for the animals. The virtual appointments are also great!
- Joan MSeptember 25th, 2020
- Brenda M
We have been coming to Fisher Glen Animal hospital since 2005. The care and attention we receive here by the doctors and staff is always outstanding. Recently, in our time of emergency, they were all phenomenal. We are grateful for their work to save our girl!
- Brenda MSeptember 24th, 2020
- Shay A
What can I say ? You are an absolutely wonderful, compassionate team. And I know I can always rely on you, especially when I need you the most. It is so reassuring to have you there for me and the critters. Good work, dealing with COVID. Take care!
- Shay ASeptember 25th, 2020
- Jonathan C
We have been taking our cat and dog here for 3 years and we always feel like we are in good hands! During the pandemic they have been very diligent and careful with the social distancing and mask wearing. They are always ready and willing to help with any questions about our pets’ health. Highly recommend this vet to anyone.
- Jonathan COctober 8th, 2020
- Lindsay L
Very impressed with the organization and professionalism. When booking the appointment, the receptionist was by far the nicest and kindest person I have had the pleasure of speaking with, particularly after calling around to several places who weren’t taking new patients and were not very nice about it. Thank you!
- Lindsay LOctober 10th, 2020
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