Island Animal Hospital expanding services to Little Current this May

Island Animal Hospital’s Steve Fisher and Dr. Johanne Paquet stand in front of the new Little Current office (as the cable is installed) which will be opening this May. photo by Alicia McCutcheon

LITTLE CURRENT—For the first time ever, Little Current will welcome a veterinary office come May when Island Animal Hospital will open its second set of doors to the community.

Island Animal Hospital’s Steve Fisher, clinic manager, and veterinarian Dr. Johanne Paquet said they decided to make the additional move to Little Current three days a week to better serve the number of clients that travel from the Little Current area and beyond. Island Animal Hospital sees pets from as far away as the North Shore and Espanola, the couple explains. The Little Current clinic is set to be open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting May 1. The Mindemoya clinic will keep its usual hours.

“It will be a veterinary office,” Dr. Paquet said. “Appointments, minor wounds. No surgery, no x-rays, no general anesthetics.

“It’s hard travelling with pets, especially cats,” Dr. Paquet added. “And some of our senior clients are having a hard time getting to Mindemoya.”

“There’s definitely a need to for a veterinary clinic in Little Current,” Mr. Fisher noted.

Both Dr. Paquet and colleague Dr. Janice Mitchell will work at the Little Current location with Dr. Mitchell set to become “more of a regular fixture,” Mr. Fisher said.

Dr. Paquet purchased the Island Animal Hospital practice in 2014 from Dr. Mary Yett and will be the first veterinarian to hang a shingle in Little Current.

Island Animal Hospital, Little Current, will be located along Highway 6 between J.A Rolston Ltd. Real Estate Brokerage and The Hawberry Motel and can be reached by calling 705-368-2222 or by calling the Mindemoya office at 705-377-7200. During off days, the Little Current number will be forwarded to the Mindemoya office, but both numbers can be used to make an appointment.