Why join us

DMS Veterinary Group has three veterinary clinics in Chatham-Kent, Ontario including Merritt Animal Hospital in Chatham, the Dresden Veterinary Clinic in Dresden and Sydenham River Veterinary Office in Wallaceburg. Our friendly staff rotate between the three clinics and are always ready to provide veterinary care to the local community and their furry family members. We have a great deal of love and compassion for all of the furry patients we see at our clinics!

Chatham-Kent is located in the southwestern part of the province and we relish in the serenity and slower pace of life that it has to offer. Here, one can experience the benefits of a tight-knit community, along with many opportunities for solo adventures. Chatham-Kent is also home to several provincial parks, museums, beaches and golf courses.

How to join us

For Veterinarian, Vet Student programs, and Veterinary Technician/Technologist opportunities:

Dresden Veterinary Clinic – click HERE

Merritt Animal Hospital – click HERE

Sydenham River Veterinary Office – click HERE

For all other positions at our hospital (Client Care Representative/Receptionist, Animal Care Assistant, Kennel Attendant, Vet Assistant/Tech Assistant), email your resume to:

Dresden Veterinary Clinic –  careers@dresdenveterinaryclinic.com.

Merritt Animal Hospital –  careers@merrittanimalhospital.com

Sydenham River Veterinary Office – careers@sydenhamveterinaryhospital.com

Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We will now see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


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.


Merritt Animal Hospital:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dresden Veterinary Clinic:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Sydenham River Veterinary Office:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 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!

- Your D.M.S Group Veterinary Team