Canadian Veterinary Oath

As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society.

I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge.

I will practise my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.


  • Dr. Ed Gowan

    Dr. Ed Gowan was born locally and attended Hagersville Secondary School. Dr. Ed graduated…
  • Dr. Neil Gowan

    Dr. Neil Gowan was raised in Hagersville, where he formed an appreciation for small and…

    Technical & Reception

  • Andreea

    Veterinary Technician

    Andreea Zamfirescu graduated as a veterinarian in her native country, Romania. Since…
  • Brianna

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Brianna joined the team in April 2015. She graduated from Ridgetown College in 2009.…
  • Janice

    Janice is the most recent addition to the HVS team in January 2020. She is here to comfort…
  • Lisa


    Lisa joined our team in June 2017. She is the head receptionist and is the first face you…
  • Sarah

    Veterinary Technician

    The Clinic Mascots!

  • Chili

    Chili is a Chinchilla. He was born in June 2013 and came to us at the clinic in Aug of…