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Dr.Runyon

Dr. Caroline Runyon

Veterinary Surgeon, CCRT

After chasing my dream through Kansas (BSc), Colorado (DVM), Iowa (Medicine/Surgery Internship, Surgery Residency, MSc) to become a qualified veterinary surgeon, I chose to give back by doing research and teaching in Small Animal Surgery - first at Iowa State University and then at UPEI - Atlantic Veterinary College, where I served as the Chief of Small Animal Surgery and a tenured Professor (1986-2012). I enjoy working with the Riverview team and with clients - who allow me the privilege of treating their “children.” I joined Riverview in 2012 on a regular basis.

My lifelong research is to improve the quality of life for my patients. I have been taking special courses in orthopedics to improve and add to my techniques since the 1980's. I was Eastern Canada’s first surgeon to be certified to perform the (Slocum) TPLO Procedure (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament injuries in the stifle); to become a qualified CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist); and certified to perform the KYON PAUL Procedure (Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy for elbow dysplasia). I have numerous publications and awards for teaching and service. You can learn more here.

I spend my spare time with my dog and two cats and my 30+ flower gardens, kayaking, sewing, travelling, and watching the birds, squirrels, foxes and other critters.

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Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY SYSTEM INTO A TRUE TRIAGE-BASED SYSTEM

We will no longer have suggested appointment times for urgent care situations

  • Please continue to call ahead to let us know that your pet is having an emergency and that you are on your way.
  • For our emergency hospital-evenings and weekends will be walk in only. Your pet will be triaged by a Veterinary technician, who will determine the level of care that is needed for your pet. Critical patients will be our top priority, and will be seen first.
  • This will increase wait times for patients that are triaged as non-urgent.
  • Thank you in advance for your understanding.


    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.