Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Helma Bos, RVT

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Helma graduated from the Veterinary Technician program of St. Clair College in Windsor in 2003 and obtained her registered veterinary technician status the same year. She also has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Windsor. Helma was born in the Netherlands but moved to the Sarnia area when she was young with her family. She now calls Brantford home.

Helma considers herself very lucky as she knew she wanted to work with animals her entire life. Having grown up on a dairy and sheep farm, she started helping her parents with taking care of the animals from a very young age. She spent several years working in the swine industry upon graduating, but a trip to South Africa with other veterinary technicians changed the course of her career. Spending time with pets and their owners in Johannesburg with an animal outreach program made her realize how much she missed working with small animals and being a part of the animal-human bond.

She enjoys working at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital we are a 24-hour emergency care environment where she has been able to expand her skills and provide continuous care for pets in need.

When not at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital, Helma lives in Brantford with her two cats Poes and River. She is a member of the Brant Broderers, a needle arts guild in Brantford, and enjoys being creative through cross stitching, quilting, and many other types of crafts. Helma also plays the flute in the Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra and performs in several concerts throughout the year in the Brantford area.

“And I came to love animals because they allowed me to be me.” – Alan R Rabinowitz.

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2018 Readers' Choice Awards Winner!

We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients. We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


NEW PET OWNERS

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

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital