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Caitlin Hilsen-Ashford

Caitlin Hilsen-Ashford

Animal Care Assistant
I was born in Calgary, and raised here in St. Albert. I have always had a passion for animals and medicine, and decided as a young child I would pursue a career in the veterinary field. I grew up surrounded by cats and dogs, and started riding horses at age 7. I started volunteering at a horse rescue when I was twelve, where I learned the fundamentals of large animal care. I spend most of my days cuddling with my cat Cleo, or catching a ski day in the mountains. I am currently a student at the University of Alberta, studying Animal Health Sciences. I am super interested in surgery, and I always strive to ensure patients are comfortable and happy during their stay. I love getting exposure to different situations and broadening my knowledge of veterinary care. A fun fact about me is that I am addicted to Law and Order, and watch an episode (with my cat) every night.

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Last updated: December 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


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

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital