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.

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Sydenham River Veterinary Office in Wallaceburg, Ontario

Servicing Wallaceburg and surrounding areas.

Attn: Sydenham River Clients

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members. As part of our due diligence, we have decided to consolidate our staff by maintaining all operations at Merritt Animal Hospital and Dresden Veterinary Clinic and temporarily close our Sydenham River location until further notice.

Merritt and Dresden, continue to have “closed waiting room” protocols in place for the safety of our staff, clients, and patients. Both locations are available for medical appointments, as well as pick up for food and medications.

Once this situation passes, we will let everyone know as soon as our doors are open at Sydenham River and start scheduling appointments for all of your pet care needs.

Thank you in advance for your understanding, and we hope that you, your family and pets all stay healthy and safe.

– D.M.S Veterinary Team

We offer surgical services such as spaying and neutering and more in-depth surgeries at Dresden Veterinary Clinic; however, we provide the transportation to Dresden and back to Wallaceburg for your pet at no cost.

We have a large vehicle equipped for very secure travelling and will hold kennels for dogs and cats of all sizes. Our staff will take extra special care of your pet from the time you drop them off to the time you pick them up. We will make the experience as least stressful for them as possible. We use the same secure kennels as you would for travelling on an airplane. If you prefer, you can also take your pet to Dresden yourself.

Contact Sydenham River Veterinary Office
1239 Dufferin Ave #2., Wallaceburg, ON N8A 2W4
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Phone: 519.627.7070
Email: info@sydenhamveterinaryhospital.com

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

For holiday hours and all other inquiries, please give us a call.

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


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



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


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

Effective Wednesday, March 25, the Sydenham River location will be temporarily closed until further notice. Merritt and Dresden remain open for your pet care, food, and medication pick up needs.>/i>

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