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Dr. Tamara Lightbody

Veterinarian
Dr. Tamara Lightbody graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2001. She lives on her family beef and chicken farm, with their rescued dog Keeper and puppy Hughey, barn kitties and horses. Dr. Lightbody has specialized training in veterinary dentistry and is currently the President of the Kawartha Veterinary Association. Dr. Lightbody keeps active playing ice hockey and outdoor adventures and takes advantage of any opportunity to travel. She also enjoys photography, gardening, and making maple syrup on her family farm.

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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: September 21, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

We are currently open and welcoming clients into the hospital. At this time, masks are optional, not mandatory, but we ask that you do not come in to the clinic if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or have a known exposure.

If you prefer to order food and supplies ahead of time, we are still offering curbside pickup.

Please continue to check back for updates, as the situation can change, and we will adjust our protocols accordingly.

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.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
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