Courtney Stevens, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician
I chose veterinary medicine because I always felt a special connection with animals. But also, this career challenges you every single day, and it’s always changing with new information, techniques and skills. A career as a vet tech is never dull, and you get to help all different types of animals get better. I graduated from the formerly known Nova Scotia Agricultural College’s Veterinary Technology program in 2009. The area of veterinary medicine that interests me most is diagnostics/laboratory. I enjoy preparing/collecting samples, using laboratory equipment and examining microscope slides to aid the veterinarian in diagnosing the problem with the pet. Our clinic is a very fast-paced work environment. The staff have a special relationship with each other. We share a sense of humour but are also passionate about our collective responsibility to make a difference in our patients’ lives. This makes the hard days easier and the good days better. A fun fact about me is that I love to sleep but hate to get ready for bed.


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Last updated: May 5, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome all clients back inside our hospital! Here is what to expect when you visit our hospital:

1. Face masks are now only required in the exam rooms.

2. Please email your order request to prescriptions@southshorevetservices.ca as our phone lines are very busy. Please include your pet’s name, the client name on file and the phone number on file as well as specific medications/food needed. We require 24 business hours for processing prescription refills.

3. We are now allowing clients to come in to the hospital to pick up orders that require payment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

- The team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital