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Dr. Steve Stewart

Veterinarian

Dr. Stewart grew up in Woodstock, Ontario and knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a career working with animals. Dr. Stewart enjoyed playing sports and being active, football becoming a passion for him. Dr. Stewart played football through high school and he continued to play varsity football at the University of Guelph. At Guelph, he graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College and then, went on to complete his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. Afterwards, Dr. Stewart worked as a veterinarian in London Ontario for a year, and then joined the Elgin Animal Clinic team in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1975. The Talbot Animal Clinic was opened in 1976, with Dr. Stewart as the principal veterinarian, and he has been there ever since.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Stewart enjoys spending as much time outdoors as he can. His hobbies include gardening, horse racing, and to say he enjoys golfing would be an understatement. Dr. Stewart and his wife Sue have two sons, one daughter, and two grandchildren that keep them active. His family has had several wonderful pets over the years, and their current group of critters consist of their dog and two cats.

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Last updated: March 2, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to announce that we are transitioning to an open-door policy! We can now welcome maximum 2 pet parents per appointment into the clinic with their pets. Our top priority here at Elgin Animal Hospital is the ongoing health and safety of our clients, their pets, and our dedicated team members that serve you and the community.

Here is what you can expect at your next visit:

APPOINTMENTS

  • Masks are still required when interacting with our team, and we encourage social distancing whenever possible.
  • Up to 2 pet parents are welcome to be in the clinic with their pet during the appointment.
  • FOOD AND MEDICATION PICK-UP

  • No need to call when you arrive, just come in!
  • We also ask that you please call in our pet's medication & food refills 3-5 days in advance as we are experiencing some shipment delays once again
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, or if you have interacted with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 we ask that you stay isolated and do not visit us at the clinic. If your pet needs lifesaving medical attention, please have a family member or friend bring in your pet.

    NO-SHOW POLICY IN EFFECT

    To ensure all of our patients and clients get the best care possible, please let us know if you cannot make the appointment. All no-shows will be recorded and clients with multiple no-shows may be asked for a deposit before making future appointments. We understand that unforeseen circumstances and emergencies arise. A simple phone call before your scheduled appointment is all that is required - 24 hours notice preferred. This will allow us to offer that spot to a pet in need.

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
    - Wednesday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    Our procedures are being continually updated. Please follow our social media pages for updates. We appreciate your patience as we continue to safely provide care for your pets!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (519) 633-5970. Please be kind, we're all in this together.

    - Your dedicated team at Talbot Animal Clinic