We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Michelle Kerfont

Senior Registered Veterinary Technician and Treatment Floor Manager

I have wanted to work in the animal field since I was a little girl. My parents were animal lovers, who encouraged my interests in animals. I graduated with my RVT status in 1999. I joined Sunrise in May 1997 as an assistant, I started as a summer job while doing the technician program at NSAC.

The field of veterinary dentistry is an interest of mine, as well as working on helping feral cat colonies, through our TNR program. My first pets were: Joey, a black Labrador-Beagle mix that my parents got just before I was born and then a Domestic Shorthair black cat named Misty. The thing I love most about my job is being able to help creatures that can not help themselves. What I love so much about Sunrise Animal Hospital is being able to use all the skills I learned as a technician while being encouraged to learn more. I love that I feel like this is not a clinic, but rather my clinic and that I am encouraged to have a say and my input is valued.

I love crafts of all sorts, I love rats, I love roller coasters but am afraid of heights.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 709.368.7981. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday: Closed.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Payments for appointments can be taken over the phone by credit card or by e-transfer. E-transfers can be sent to info@sunrise-vet.ca.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Sunrise Animal Hospital