Fisher Glen Animal Hospital | 613 228 7008 | 1896 Prince of Wales Dr. Ottawa, 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 knew that she always wanted to be a vet! She loved the combination of science and medicine in addition to being around animals and their owners. Dr Gates also has a Master of Journalism, and works periodically as a writer and editor. She has an amazing husband, Dan, two children, and two Russian dwarf hamsters named Percy and Harriet. She practices yoga and barre classes, and for most of her life has been an avid dressage rider. She is currently 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. She could until recently often be seen accompanied by her dear friend of almost 15 years, Rory the dog, (pictured above), who just loved to follow along and be around all her favourite people. Outside of work, her husband and three step-children keep her busy. She loves to travel and is an avid Ottawa Senators fan. Additionally, in 2018 she was honoured to receive the Senate 150 medal for veterinary service.

Dr Vanessa Papiernik, Veterinarian
DR. VANESSA PAPIERNIK
Veterinarian

Dr. Vanessa Papiernik grew up in Ottawa and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. Prior to this, she also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from McGill University. Over the years, Dr. Papiernik has had the pleasure of working across many fields of veterinary medicine including critical care, emergency medicine & surgery, shelter medicine, and hospice care. She also continues to volunteer for the Ottawa Humane Society and Community Veterinary Outreach. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Papiernik likes to keep active through running, gymnastics, and yoga. She shares her home with her German Shorthaired Pointer Paddie, and her two cats Nugget and Piper.

Stephanie Hale
Stephanie Hale
Veterinary Assistant

On a given day, Stephanie Hale can either be found working at the front desk or in the back helping with the animals. She has a Weimaraner named Velvet (pictured above) a spunky Jack Russell Terrier named Milou and a cat name Hennessy who are all the best of friends. In her spare time you will likely find her at the barn riding her horse Linus or running half-marathons. Stephanie and her partner Pascal are currently training to run the Ottawa Marathon in May!

Kelly Howell
KELLY HOWELL
Reception

Kelly Howell can typically be found either at Fisher Glen Animal Hospital's front desk, or in the back helping with all of the different animals. Cuddling with cute cats and dogs is definitely one of her favourite pastimes! Outside of Fisher Glen Animal Hospital, Kelly can be found spending lots of quality time with her family. She has 2 teenage daughters named Ella and Charlotte, a husband Chris, a black lab named Percy and a cat named Joe. They all keep her quite busy!

Cheryl Doyle
CHERYL DOYLE
Veterinary Technician

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 absolutely 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 she just recently adopted an adorable new rottweiler puppy named Cruze!

Katie Birtch
KATIE BIRTCH
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 is the proud mother of a lab/shepherd cross named Bodhi! 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!

Jolanda Jardine
JOLANDA JARDINE
Veterinary Technician

Jolanda Jardine is a registered veterinary technician from Algonquin College. She has worked and volunteered in the field for many years, and has a special affection for horses. She loves to laugh, and is always a sucker for a practical joke! Her 2 cats Lionel and Jimmy, pet rats Carmella and Charlette, and her girls Sofie and Zoe constantly keep her on her toes! When she is not busy with her girls she can be found out on the softball field or spending time with her husband Bill.

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