Dr. Melanie Colwell


Melanie graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2002. She has been an associate vet with South Shore Veterinary Hospital since 2008 and became a partner in 2013. She has a special interest in the internal medicine of cats and dogs.

Melanie is also active in the community and school organizations and enjoys volunteer work in her free time. Free time is also spent gardening, hiking, biking, camping, and generally exploring our great shore and province. Melanie lives in Bridgewater with her husband Stacey, 2 children Ella and Luke, cat Lilly and dog Lexa. A fun fact about Melanie is that she spent much of her childhood working on the family maple syrup farm in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.


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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