Dr. Alison MacKay Lyons

Ali grew up in rural Upper Kingsburg and the urban north end of Halifax. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in the spring of 2015 and joined South Shore Veterinary Services shortly thereafter. She has a keen interest in equine ambulatory medicine, lameness and small animal surgery. In her spare time Ali enjoys hiking with her husband Nathan and their two Leonburgers, giving horseback riding lessons at Sea Horse Farm, tending to her parents Shobac sheep, running road races and traveling. She is delighted to be home and working in this beautiful part of the world.


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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