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Dr. Paetkau

Veterinarian

Dr. Paetkau started working at Centennial as a veterinarian in September 2010. She's been working with animals since the age of 16 and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She spent some time working in Alberta before moving back home to Winnipeg. She also spent a month in Uganda working with lions, chimpanzees, and local farmers. She has a passion for animals and loves the bond that exists between people and their pets. She is amazed at the roles and jobs that animals have in our lives and chose veterinary medicine to give something in return for all they do for us. In her professional career, she has a special interest in surgery, anesthesia, and pain management.

Outside of work Dr. Peetkau loves the outdoors; including canoeing, backpacking, camping, skiing, biking, and running. Her dog Dreyfus, a 2-year-old bearded collie is a certified therapy dog.

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How to help injured and orphaned wild animals

Below are a few suggestions should you come across injured or orphaned wildlife.  First, you need to determine if the wild animal is indeed injured or abandoned without putting yourself in harm’s way. Try not to have too much contact with the animal or to disturb the surroundings. If you are unsure, it is best that you leave it be and call a wildlife specialist to notify them about the animal and its location. Certain animals like rabbits and deer often leave their young alone for long periods throughout the day. If it appears healthy and well, do not disturb the animal. 

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Last updated: April 1, 2021

Dear Clients,

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

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation. 

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

4. PET BOARDING & GROOMING

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. With your cooperation, our team can continue to provide outstanding care to our cherished patients, without compromising the safety of our staff and clients. Any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital