Jessica Meszaros

Practice Manager
I grew up in a tiny town in southern Saskatchewan where I fell in love with animals at a very young age on our cattle and grain farm. I have been involved in the Veterinary world since I was 12 years old and have always known it is where I am supposed to be. It started with being involved in 4-H, then volunteering at a local veterinary hospital where I was eventually hired, and then going to school for the Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician programs. When I am not at the animal hospital, I am chauffeuring around my two beautiful teenage daughters to all their sports with my wonderful husband. I joined the Talbot Animal Hospital in the spring of 2018 and became the Practice Manager in the fall of 2021. I enjoy all aspects of vet med from identifying ticks to observing surgeries and helping our wonderful clients, and most of all, cuddling all those cute puppies and kittens that come to visit us! The thing I love the most is that my day is always different and you never know what is going to come through those doors next! I also love working with people who are just as passionate about caring for animals. I had many many cats growing up on the farm, as well as cattle, sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, turkeys and rabbits. However, my first official "pet" was a budgie named Herbert! I currently have 4 cats - Max, who is 13 years old, two 2.5-year-old littermates, Cookie and Pepper, and a 7-month-old wild child, Moo. The youngest 3 were all adopted from Animal Aide. I also have Jake, my 2-year-old Rottie, Shepherd, Lab X.


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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:


  • 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