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Watzin Veterinary Clinic is celebrating its 21st year serving the Waterdown community. The clinic was established in July of 1996 and is owned and operated by Dr. Sandra Watzin. Dr. Watzin graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1990. After graduating she acquired a position at a multi-hospital organization in Mississauga. Within two years she elevated her position in the organization to senior veterinarian in charge of all the veterinary and technical staff within the three hospital organization. While managing and directing the hospitals, she was quickly developing her medical and surgical skills.
In the Spring of 1996, the community of Waterdown embraced Watzin Veterinary Clinic from opening day. Families appreciated the service and warm dedication Dr. Sandra Watzin and staff provided to them. Watzin Veterinary Clinic understood the importance of the human-animal bond and helped families strengthen this connection through providing exemplary health care for their four-legged family members.
Dr. Watzin continued to expand her knowledge as a veterinarian, furthering her medical skills by attending continuing education courses on advanced veterinary care. With her combined initiatives of medical and business knowledge, the hospital was able to perform in-house laboratory services with IDEXX technology, the first to offer CO2 Laser surgery in the province and the first in Canada to offer digital radiography. For ease and convenience, the clinic secured in-house services of a specialist in the field of ultrasound and endoscopic surgery to better serve their patients locally so that they did not have to travel to referral centres. All changes and developments made to the clinic had the ease and convenience of patients and their owners in mind to assure that their medical experience with Watzin Veterinary Clinic was a successful and comfortable experience.
Dr. Watzin currently works alongside Dr. Michelle DaCosta and Dr. Paige Sommerville who both joined the team in 2015. The Veterinary Technician team is headed by Tannis, employed since 1996, who works closely with the doctors and four additional Registered Veterinary Technicians to provide outstanding care for hospitalized patients. To help keep pets looking smart, our highly skilled groomer, Christy who is a team member since 1997, will gladly style your pet to showman’s standards. An attentive team of receptionists and kennel staff provide functional and organized care to both patients and pets!
Since 1996, Watzin Veterinary Clinic and Waterdown have rapidly grown together. Over the years Watzin Veterinary Clinic has expanded its physical space from a humble yet practical 2700 square foot practice to a sophisticated and technological 5300 square foot facility. Completing the second expansion in the summer of 2008 to include a surgical Dentistry suite equipped with digital dental radiography, we are proud to meet the needs of our growing community. Watzin Veterinary Clinic not only provides veterinary care but also a grooming facility, physiotherapy and Veterinarian recommended nutritional supplies and products.
Watzin Veterinary Clinic graciously hosts annual community events including our Canada Day Dog Wash and Pet Pictures with Santa to raise money for charity. We are also avid supporters of the high school Co-Op program and work to create a safe learning environment to develop successful futures for the students through practical experience in the hospital. They have been influential in affecting the career paths of many youths in our community including developing skills for two students that went on to become successful practicing veterinarians.
For several years in a row, Dr. Watzin has been delighted to be named Best Veterinarian (Diamond award) by the First Annual Reader’s Choice Award presented by the Flamborough Review.
We are always welcoming new patients to our practice so come by Watzin Veterinary Clinic to meet the Doctors, staff, and enjoy a tour of the facility. We sincerely look forward to meeting you & your pets!