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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 have our Sydenham River location open for medication/food pickup ONLY.

Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

The safety of our team members and clients is very important to us. As such, we will continue to follow all provincial health standards by having extensive cleaning protocols, wearing masks and gloves, and practicing physical distancing as much as possible within our teams. We will also:

  • Continue our “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive for curbside pickup of food and medication, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. 
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method

Merritt and Dresden, also 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.

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

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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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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