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Karen Kerr

Karen Kerr

Registered Veterinary Technician
Animals have always been in my life. I was raised on a farm in Ontario and attended the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph earning my Animal Science Degree in 2007. In my previous work in animal care, I soon came to realize that the time I spent helping the veterinarian was the time I enjoyed the most, and this is what inspired me to become a veterinary technician. I attended Oulton College in Moncton, New Brunswick, and graduated in June of 2016 from the Veterinary Technician program. I joined the clinic in 2014 as a part-time animal care assistant while I completed my Veterinary Technician schooling. In June of 2016 after graduation, I was hired to stay on full-time as a technician. My special area of interests is theriogenology. I love my job because I love the feeling I get from being able to help people help their pets to feel their best. Seeing those tails wag always puts a smile on my face. Fun fact about myself is I worked as a professional zookeeper for seven years, before becoming a technician.


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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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