Dr. Don Slaunwhite

Dr Don Slaunwhite graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in May 1992 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dalhousie University in May 1988.  The path to veterinary medicine was not a straightforward one. While working in human emergency medicine he entered university where a curiosity and desire to learn more about animals began. The opportunity to combine both medicine and working with animals led to only one direction. Even after 30 years his love for the profession of veterinary medicine has not diminished. The ability to help people and their beloved creatures through both joyous and difficult times is as important as it has always been. All areas of veterinary medicine are rewarding but in the last number of years performing TTA procedures for ACL  injuries is especially satisfying. Downtime is spent spending as much time as possible in or on the ocean.


How to Keep Pets Safe in the Car

I know we all want to bring our furry friends with us in the car everywhere we go BUT this should be done safely. So how do you make sure that your best friend is safe in this time together?

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Last updated: June 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Masks are now optional for both staff and clients at our hospital. Please respect everyone's comfort level. Here is what you can expect:

For appointments:
  • There are no longer any capacity limits on our exam rooms or reception area
  • Masks are optional for both team members and clients.
  • For food / medication / retail:
  • It is best to call your order in ahead of time so the team can get it ready for you. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for medication refills
  • We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.


    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 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 Companion Animal Hospital