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Dr-Francis-Arsenault

Dr. Francis Arsenault

Medical Director

I was brought up on a dairy farm and decided early to become a veterinarian, actually in grade 8. I quickly gravitated to small animals as I saw the great opportunity to be able to have much more impact in helping many more animals. I graduated in 1975 from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Upon graduation, wanting to return to my home town in New Brunswick, I accepted a position at RAH. Two years later, I became a partner and I'm still there. Over the years I've had a broad-based interest in all aspects of a small animal clinic. However over the years, I've gravitated towards surgery and today, orthopedics takes up over 50% of my time. My first pet was actually a one-ton Holstein bull named Rocky.

My favourite thing about the clinic is the incredible team I work with at RAH. It is so awesome to see what has been achieved, especially in the past few years at RAH. Growing three clinics all at once and by the same dedicated and passionate staff, being a regular clinic, servicing over 20 referral clinics and providing 24/7 emergency care to a large regional area and beyond. We are all very proud of the dedication and hard work of our team. It takes a large team from strong management, veterinarians, technicians, reception and animal attendants. We are not done yet! Fun fact about myself is I'm one of those CrossFit people and loving it.

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Last updated: March 9, 2021

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.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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 provide further instructions.

- 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.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

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