Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Dr. Earl Wurdell graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1988. Since then, he has practiced both large and small animal Veterinary Medicine in rural Southwestern Ontario and since 2005 in Huntsville. Through numerous postgraduate courses and continuing education opportunities, Dr. Wurdell has developed a keen interest in companion animal dentistry and its relationship to overall health in our pets.
Dr. Wurdell leads our clinic with our belief that pets are not just animals; they are an important part of the family who offers unconditional love and happiness. He is dedicated to lifelong learning in an effort to stay informed of the rapid advances in veterinary medicine and to provide the most up-to-date treatments for his patients. He is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. He has also served on the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association’s Advertising Task Force.
Dr. Wurdell has been featured on local radio, CTV, and local cable stations discussing important pet health topics. Away from the clinic, Dr. Wurdell enjoys a busy family life and tries to find time to enjoy fishing, hiking, skiing, and all of the pleasures of living in beautiful Muskoka.
Awarded the diamond Huntsville Forester 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Veterinarian.
Last updated: May 29, 2020
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 705-789-7979. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!