Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Kirsty moved to Nova Scotia in June 2017 from the UK. She is finding Nova Scotia to be a safe and happy place to raise her family with a greater focus on the outdoors. She has two young children and three Duck Toller’s that keep her busy. Kirsty is dual trained with qualifications in animal rehabilitation and as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She completed a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing at Napier University in Edinburgh in 2007 and had worked as a veterinary nurse in the UK since then. Her desire to help patients as much as possible and aid their recovery. She also has an interest in sports injuries due to participation in agility training, leading her to study veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation. In 2011 she was accepted on a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University. After graduating, Kirsty ran her own business providing rehabilitation services to pets after injury, surgery, illness, or to increase performance and stamina. In 2016 she then took her training further and passed the FitPaws Master Trainer award and is now a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer through the University of Tennessee. This has given her new ideas to use towards rehabilitation but also now allows further work on 'prehab' aka working to ensure that patients are as fit and healthy as possible to hopefully prevent injury or if the worst does happen it allows for a quicker less painful recovery.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.
We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including Canine Rehabilitation Services, Animal Chiropractic, TCVM Consultations, Bloodwork for Referral Services, Wellness Exams, Vaccines and more!
Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:
SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us.
Face coverings must be worn to enter the hospital.
Use hand washing station upon entry.
Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
If you wish to remain in your car during the appointment, when you call to inform us of your arrival, we will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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.
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday & 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 Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc.