Vet technician holding onto a black cat

Megan Westlake, VT

Vet Technician & Client Care Representative
Megan graduated from St. Clair College in 2000 as a Veterinary Technician. After spending several years working with exotic pets at a practice in Mississauga, she moved to Peterborough in 2008 to be closer to her family and has been working as part of the Champlain team ever since. In addition to spending her time between working in the laboratory and pharmacy and upfront in reception, you’ll find her involved with some of the more creative aspects of Champlain. Much of the displays you’ve seen around the office, as well as some of the social media content, has been a product of her quirky, creative mind. Known around here as the ‘cat whisperer’ (or just ‘crazy cat lady’), she can be found at home with her two cats Maddox & Juno. Adding to this, her rambunctious golden retriever Rory, you could say it’s never a dull moment in her household.


Brown dog holding onto a frisbee

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Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

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

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


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