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Rachel Burley

Client Care Representative

Rachel joined the team at Champlain Animal Hospital in February 2019. She loves working with all of the fabulous and skilled veterinarians, technicians and support staff! Her favourite part of working as a veterinary receptionist is greeting all of the wonderful animals and their people.

Rachel has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. She now lives on a beef farm with her husband, 3 daughters, their horses, barn cats, Portuguese water dog Gryphon and their rabbit Basil.

Fun fact: Rachel grew up in the city and has always wanted to live on a farm!


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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