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Michael Dodge

Registered Veterinary Technician

Since I was a kid, I have always had an interest in animals. One of my biggest idols growing up was Steve Irwin, who really taught me about being compassionate towards all animals and to take care of the places they call home.

My passion for wanting to help care for animals was what made me decide to enter the veterinary technician program at Oulton College. I graduated as a Veterinarian Technician in November 2020 and immediately started working at Riverview Animal Hospital. I love the diversity that the Riverview Animal Hospital offers, as I get to see and learn something new every single day. I love every part of my job because it has to do with helping animals and their owners.

As for my own pets, I currently have a 1-year old pit bull/Lab mix named Mira that I rescued. When I’m not working, I have an avid interest in sports. The main ones being football, basketball and golf. I am also a big fan of getting out for adventures like long hikes and fishing.


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Last updated: June 25, 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.



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