Dr. Melanie Ring


Dr. Melanie Ring has been in the veterinary profession since she was 14 years old and started volunteering at a veterinary clinic. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003 and practiced for 5 years before becoming the owner and operator of Pioneer Pet Hospital in Ontario for almost 10 years. In 2017 she sold her practice and moved to beautiful Nova Scotia to live out her and her husband’s dream of having a farm and living sustainably. She is thrilled to be a part of the amazing South Shore team and continue to practice her life-long passion as a veterinarian.

Melanie is married to her soul-mate Matthew, has Meadow, an affectionate and naughty Bouvier- doodle, lovely laying hens (the ladies), sheep and newest editions, Kunekune pigs. “Being a veterinarian is the only career that I have ever wanted, and I feel privileged to be able to devote my life to helping to improve the lives of our beloved pets and the people who love them.”


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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