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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. Elizabeth McGill

After 28 years I still love being a veterinarian. You know that old saying “When you love what you do, you never work a day

Dr. Olivia Allen

I moved back home to the Niagara Region almost 2 years ago. I volunteered at Upper Canada Animal Hospital prior to going to veterinary college,


Dr. Emily Mann

“I grew up in the Niagara region and wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 5 years old. I completed my undergraduate degree at

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 Labatte, 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

Anne-Marie Mitchinson, RVT

I grew up in Niagara on the Lake and have always loved the area. I have always loved animals and grew up with many cats

Fiona Blackburn, 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

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.

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

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

Teagan Scott, RVT

As a child I was more often found playing with the animals (be it our pets or the wild ones) than I was with a

Grace Doucette

Since a very young age I have always had love for animals, while the other kids were playing with dolls I was playing with my

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

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