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Dr. Paul Johnston

Veterinarian
Paul received his veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983 and opened his own large animal practice in Hants County, NS in 1986. In 1992, Paul attended Purdue University to do a Residency in Large Animal Medicine. This experience resulted in an Equine Specialty, Board Certification with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dipl ABVP). Dr. Johnston also became affiliated with the University of Florida where he studied to further specialize in animal reproduction and became Board Certified with the American College of Theriogenology, (Diplomate of the ACT). An avid outdoorsman, Paul enjoys numerous activities including farming, canoeing, fishing, camping, hockey and hiking with his dogs Roscoe and Reuben.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning July 2, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Avon Animal Hospital