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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.

I brought my very nervous and uncooperative dog in and everyone was so nice and helpful in making her feel…

Amanda Edmonds

Toby was very well looked after, even without having an appointment scheduled, the staff understood that it was an emergency…

Mari Gernhardt

This is the second time I took my rescue cat to see Dr. RACHEL Hughes and I am so impressed…

Bonnie Yates

My pets receive top notch care at South Shore Vet. Special thank you to Dr. Kyla Inness -…

Holly Leclercq

We took our little puppy in because she had diarrhea. Likely ate something she shouldn’t have. Dr. Allison treated her…

Jamie Richards


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