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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.


Rebecca Schofield Community Event

Riverview Animal Hospital helped last week to build the Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park. It was a huge community event with over 2, 583 volunteers that built a giant accessible playground for all of Greater Moncton's Children to enjoy. Rebecca Schofield is Riverview New Brunswick's international celebrity. In 2016, at 16 years old Rebecca became ill, what was thought to be the flu turn into a diagnosis of Brain Cancer. In the short time before her death in 2018, Rebecca started a global movement, by inspiring people around the world to simply be kind to one another. Her hashtag #beccatoldmeto is to this day still seen all over the world as people perform random acts of kindness. Her legacy lives on making the world a better place one act of kindness at a time. We were very proud to be able to do our small part in helping to build the playground. We know that Becca's legacy will carry on for years to come, and I know the team at RAH will think of her every time we see the smiles of children as they play on their new beautiful playground. Written by: Riverview Animal Hospital  

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