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Amanda Morin

Animal Care Attendant
Amanda grew up on a horse farm where she enjoyed caring for a wide variety of pets. After a couple of career changes, she realized her true calling and completed a College Certificate to become a Veterinary Assistant. Amanda has been a client at Champlain since 2008 and was very excited to join our staff in 2021. She primarily works as a Veterinary Assistant in appointments but also enjoys assisting in pre- and post-surgical care. Amanda loves learning about everything animal related from anatomy to medical conditions to treatment and nutrition. Amanda and her family love canoeing and kayaking, board games, and books.


4DX Testing: A Quick and Powerful Screening Tool for the Health of Your Dog

The 4DX test is a quick blood test that screens for four diseases which affect our dogs: Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and is becoming more prevalent as the climate warms and more dogs (unknowingly infected) are brought into the province from other areas where mosquito borne diseases are widespread. In a few discrete areas within southern Ontario, such as Peterborough County, the prevalence of infection in dogs not on a heartworm preventive can be as high as 5% to 10%.* Local wildlife such as foxes, coyotes and wolves may be infected and be able to spread the disease to our dogs through the mosquito.

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