Jessica Feere

Registered Veterinary Technician

I grew up and still live on a hobby farm in a small town west of St. Thomas. Growing up we had almost every animal imaginable both big and small. This helped grow my love for animals. I studied Veterinary Technology at Ridgetown College and graduated in 2019.

I joined Elgin Animal Hospital in February of 2020. The area in my field that interests me the most would have to be Dentistry. There is nothing more satisfying than cleaning teeth that have a lot of tartar build up and revealing the true nature of the tooth underneath. It's always rewarding to see the difference between the before and after of a dental.

Some things I love most about this job is that I learn something new almost every day. Also, no day is ever the same. Days can be challenging, difficult, rewarding, fun and sometimes all of the above. The best part about this clinic are the people that I get to work with. It's enjoyable to work in a place where everyone has a similar mindset and are passionate about what we do.

My first pet that I can remember getting was a tortie cat named Lisa. She was always close by me when I was a kid and she would sleep with me every night. I currently have a few pets of my own. I have 2 goats named Knox and Boone, a bunny named Vanilla, an English Mastiff named Briggs and lastly, a cat named Dexter.


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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:


  • 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.

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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