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Jackie Wride

Registered Veterinary Technician
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved animals. I have worked in veterinary clinics since I was 15-years-old and can't picture myself doing anything else. I went to school at Dalhousie University, in their Faculty of Agriculture and graduated in 2013. I joined Riverview Animal Hospital in April of 2016. I came here because of our great reputation and to work with other veterinary professionals who are just as excited about their jobs as I am. My special area of interests is emergency medicine and anesthesia are special interests of mine. My first pet was a Shetland Sheepdog named Tazz. What I love most about my job is knowing that I am giving the animals the best patient care I can. I always hope we put owner's minds at ease, knowing there are really great technicians (and doctors) looking after their hospitalized animals when they can't be here. What I love most about Riverview Animal Hospital is our top-notch patient care, and of course, the great staff I get to work with! Fun fact about myself is I have an almost 18-year-old dog named Dobi, who I love more than anything.


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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.


- 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 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.


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