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Rebecca Foss, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Rebecca started her path towards veterinary medicine at a very young age with a band-aide and a stuffed dog. She has always been surrounded by animals growing up--from cats and dogs to hamsters, rabbits and fish. She dabbled in human medicine but decided it wasn’t for her, but medicine was. Rebecca started her education at the University of Guelph, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology in 2015. She then focused on becoming an RVT and graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2019. Currently, her passions lie in cytology and anything lab-related, but she is a sucker for puppy cuddles, kitten purrs and old pet faces.

Rebecca started at Champlain in the Spring of 2021 and couldn’t be happier. When Rebecca is not at work she spends her time taking care of her tabby cat Ember, her fishies and her multitude of plants, as well as spending time with family and friends, reading, crocheting and generally being a homebody.


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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