About Us


Almonte Veterinary Services was opened by Dr. Ross Goodman in September 1991 in a converted farmhouse on the corner of County Road 29 and Perth Street.  The clinic had been established 5 years earlier as Almonte Animal Hospital when Drs. Larry and Nancy Caven purchased the long-established veterinary service of Dr. Sandy Hanna, who originally had the 613-256-3443 telephone number for veterinary services in Almonte!

Dr. Ross ran a small animal and food animal practice there for 4 ½ years, with occasional additional vets, then opened the current facility in January of 1996.  The practice quickly grew with its new facility and by 2002 they were offering more specialized medicine and surgery for both small and farm animals.  The ability to pool talent and resources has been successful in offering clients a full range of services.

From May of 2007 to March of 2008, clients may recall an ambitious renovation project that doubled the size of the facility to 4500 square feet, allowing it to catch up to the increased demand for services being offered.  A third exam room, a dental suite, expanded waiting room and product rooms were added, as well as an enlarged laboratory, all the while maintaining our airy central treatment areas. Kennel facilities were enhanced,  and include a safe outdoor exercise area for patients while in our care.  Expanded large animal surgical facilities and mobile farm truck areas were also developed to ensure greater efficiency in services and improve the level of care for our large animal clients.

Currently there are four veterinarians offering a variety of services to small animal, and farm animal patients.

We serve Mississppi Mills (Pakenham, Carleton Place, Almonte, Clayton), Kanata, Stittsville, Kinburn and Arnprior areas, but have found ourselves helping as far as Ottawa on many occasions!

Practice Philosophy

Our goal is to work closely with owners to offer professional and compassionate veterinary care to our patients thereby ensuring high quality of life for their pets and farm animals.