Grand Opening

By September 23, 2013Uncategorized

Welcome to Carriage Crossing Animal Hospital Blog

My name is Dr. Mara Gerriets Ashby and I am pleased to invite you to the Grand Opening of Carriage Crossing Animal Hospital, my new veterinary clinic for cats and dogs. My staff are Amanda Rich, a certified behaviour therapist, and Crystal Haid, a veterinary technician. Together we look forward to meeting you and your best friends as we open our doors in a few short weeks.

I have been working on building our new hospital in the beautiful neighbourhood of Carriage Crossing for almost a year, starting with changing the zoning with the City of Waterloo.  It is worth the long wait as I meet my new neighbours and watch my hospital take shape. I live in St Jacobs and was shocked by our recent loss of the market building. Community is important to me and events like this affect us deeply. I try to support my community by making environmental choices and supporting charities both locally and internationally.

Is your dog a Chihuahua or a Labrador-Collie mix? Does your cat look like a Siamese or a Domestic Short Hair? Do they prefer liquid or flavoured treats for their medication?  I believe in offering veterinary care customised for the individual pet, with attention to human-animal bonds, disease prevention, behaviour therapy and balanced nutrition. Our online store, extended evening hours, cat only appointments, and monthly payment plans are designed to let us work as a team to promote animal health.

Subscribe to my blog and you will be the first to know about upcoming events. September is Pet Health Insurance Awareness Month, pick up an application or come see us for a Vetstart examination. We are fundraising for the Farley Foundation all October, ending in a trail ride and walk along the Conestoga river.  You can support pets in need by sponsoring us, joining us on the trails in fundraising, or by buying an adorable Farley doll.

In just a few weeks, at 9 am on September 28th, I am cutting the red ribbon and welcoming our new neighbours and their pets to come tour our hospital.  I hope our friends and new neighbours will take part in the celebrations. I plan a teddy bear surgery for the kids, while my staff take cute pet photos and demonstrate easy training games you can play with your cat or dog.

Looking forward to many more blogs together,

“Dr. Ashby”