It’s #FeatureFriday ! And we’re putting our very own team in the spotlight (cuz they’re that great)! This week, we’re getting to know the one and only Dr. Slome, owner of Centre Street Animal Hospital!

What made you want to enter the field of veterinary medicine?

“I have always had Veterinary Science as a contender for a career since I was 5 years old. As a young child, the typical other choices of being a pilot or a firefighter were always present, but being a veterinarian was always my top choice. When I was around 7-8 years old, I was bitten on my arm by a family friend’s dog and it got infected. My mom was amazed when we went to visit those same friends some weeks later, and the first thing I did when getting there was go straight back to play with that dog. I have always had an affinity towards pets, and have been very fortunate to have a career where I can be involved with them every day.”

Do you have a specialty or favourite area to work in?

“While I enjoy most areas of veterinary medicine and surgery, I think over the years of practice I have really enjoyed challenging medical cases – so as a result I would say that geriatric medicine has become my favourite area. I love the challenge of combining my training, experience, new technology and continuing education into an integrated approach to improving the lives of our cuddly family members.”

What do you love most about working at Centre Street Animal Hospital?

“I love that we have a team that works well together, have the same goal of high quality care and ethics, and I enjoy coming to work with them every day. We have a warm, relaxed, yet professional atmosphere which allows us to really focus on the relationships we build with our clients and patients. I have worked in a few hostile environments prior to starting this hospital, which helped me realize what I don’t want for our team. We spend so much time at work, and to enjoy life and be able to practice successfully requires a happy work environment.”