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Dr. Carmen Chu

Veterinarian
Dr. Carmen Chu grew up in Whitby and became fascinated with animals at a young age. She has taken care of many animals growing up, including hamsters, guinea pigs, lovebirds, turtles, fish and now lives with her beloved Shih Tzu, Angel. After receiving her BSc from the University of Toronto, she obtained her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Chu joined Champlain Animal Hospital in 2018, and her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and wildlife medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Chu enjoys exploring the world through her travels, spending time with friends and family, and baking.

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Is Rabies Virus Really A Risk For My Pet

Rabies is one of the oldest and most feared viral infections of all time. Despite having a vaccine available, every year, there are 55,000 human deaths worldwide. Of the 25 human deaths from rabies in Canada, the most recent was in 2012, and all happened after exposure to bats. In Canada, there were 239 cases of animal rabies in 2017 and 183 in 2018.

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Last updated: October 15, 2021

Dear Clients,

Champlain Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this commitment, we will be instituting the following precautionary protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, 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 Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Champlain Animal Hospital