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Excellent Care for Your Family Pet

Located in Niagara on the Lake, Upper Canada Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital with a focus on orthopedic surgery. We understand your pet is more than an animal living in your home. Your pet is part of your family, your best friend, an extension of who you are. Our philosophy here at Upper Canada Animal Hospital is: “While we can never attain perfection, in the pursuit of perfection we can attain excellence. This is our commitment to you and your family, for you deserve no less.”

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Our Team

Dr. Jim Turpel – DVM

I have been performing orthopedic and complex soft tissue surgeries since first graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1993. My involvement in many of


Dr. Danielle Harkness

I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was in elementary school. Initially, I pursued training as a veterinary technician at Seneca College,


Dr. Mark Rossi

Hi! My name is Mark and I am a current veterinary student at the University of Guelph Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program approaching graduation in the spring

Tracey Niven

I have always been an animal lover, from the moment I could walk and tried to pull our family cats tail to get her out

Krystin Janzen, RVT

When I was a child I would beg my parents for a pet, but because of my mother’s allergies it never happened. Fortunately, when I

Fiona Davis, RVT

Ever since I was a young girl I aspired to work with animals. It started with horseback riding lessons from an early age and then

Lindsay Kyle, RVT

When I was growing up, my family lived next to Dr. Turpel. My family hadn’t had any pets in a few years so living next


Morgan Conway Smith RVT

When I was a little girl, all I wanted was to work with animals. I grew up surrounded by animals which eventually led to me


Angelina Hrick

For as long as I can remember animals have always been a part of my life. Their lack of being able to speak drives me

Lori Watson

I grew up on a farm with horses, dogs, cats, chickens, pigs and whatever else my parents would bring home. My mom worked at an

Haley Vriens

My whole life I knew I wanted to work with animals. I know I know sounds cheesy and you hear that a lot with people

Sara Quaranta

I have always had a passion for all animals. Growing up on a farm in a small town I had my fair share of animals

Crystal Scott

I have always had a love for animals from a young age. I grew up on a farm and have had dogs my whole life.

Kira Willerton

Working here has been an amazing privilege for me. My whole life, I have been surrounding myself with animals as much as possible. I moved


Alexandria Wiens RVT

Since a young age I’ve always had a passion for animals which led to my career in veterinary medicine. I graduated and obtained my RVT

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Paige Greenway

My first friend in life was our family cat, Moose. He used to sleep in my crib as a baby and I believe this is