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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Jade Bencharsky

Animal Care Assistant

I was born and raised in Boyle, Alberta and moved to St. Albert in my first year of high school. I got my first job at a doggie daycare in that first year of high school and have wanted to have a career in animal care ever since. It has been a passion of mine to work with animals but working in an industry that keeps them happy and healthy is a rewarding and suitable job for me. I graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a Veterinary Medical Assistant in May 2019. I find all aspects of veterinary medicine interesting but my favourite part is being able to comfort and snuggle all the pets that come in for treatment. My favourite part about working here would be working alongside such a helpful and kind team here and being able to work with pets every day.

A fun fact about me is that I love finding things to do around the city with my friends and family (dogs included!). I also have attended Master Groom Canada in Calgary as a bather/brusher for the past two years and plan to continue attending.

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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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780-458-3833. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 - 2:00 pm and closed on Sundays.

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 clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment from your vehicle. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the Online Store button.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these 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 Mission Ridge Animal Hospital