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Holly Stamler

Animal Care Attendant
Holly grew up in the small town of Woodview, Ontario, until she moved to Lakefield, Ontario, in 2010. She has always loved animals since she was a little girl.  Her love of animals made her want to go to school in a related field so she could have a career working with them, and in 2013 she was accepted into the Veterinary Assistant and Dog Grooming courses at Northern College in Haileybury, Ontario. In April 2014, she graduated from these courses with Honours. In September of 2014, Holly joined the Champlain Animal Hospital team. Holly enjoys learning new things in the Veterinary field every day and especially loves learning about lab work. The thing she loves most about her job is helping Co-op students learn the ropes of her job working behind the scenes looking after patients, setting up for surgery and organizing the order when it arrives, among many other things. When she is not at work, she is at home with her husband Nate, her 10-year-old cat Felix, and her French Bulldog Indy. Holly also enjoys arts and crafts, baking, cooking, horror movies and watching DIY videos on YouTube.  


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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