Dr Sukhi Singh, left, and her sister Nav Singh invite local residents and their pets to visit them at Balmy Beach Pet Hospital on Queen Street East. Inset photo, Dr Sukhi Singh and daughter Mannat at the Balmy Beach Community School Fall Fair.
By SURINA NATH
In November, the community will host the Balmy Beach Pet Hospital at 2212 Queen Street East, owned by Dr Sukhi Singh, who will run the veterinary practice alongside his younger sister, Nav.
Sukhi’s interest in veterinary medicine developed when she was a young girl working in her uncle’s clinic, Birch-Dan Animal Hospital. “I started at the age of 12, cleaning cages and moving to other roles over the years,” she explains.
Graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005, Sukhi has continued to work at Birch-Dan ever since.
“In 2009, I moved to the United States for three years where I did relief work. I got to see many facets of veterinary medicine, ”Sukhi continues, that’s where I had my daughter, and in 2012 my family moved back to Ontario, where I returned to my clients in Birch- Dan.
In December 2018, Sukhi felt it was time for career growth and ventured into entrepreneurship.
She has been running Balmy Beach Pet House Call Services since January 2019.
Sukhi says, “My younger sister Nav has the same innate passion for animals as I do… we are very close and I am very happy that she is with me on this adventure.
“I will be Sukhi’s support as the office manager,” says Nav, “making sure the hospital’s goals and client needs are met. “
Nav, a Biology and Veterinary Medicine student at the University of Guelph, says, “I truly believe in Sukhi and her vision… we both want to empower our clients and provide compassionate care… we share strong family ties. and that makes it all the more exciting. . “
Balmy Beach Pet Hospital is having its big opening event on November 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., where you can meet the staff, tour their facilities, participate in fun activities for the kids, and snack on appetizers. Guildwood Cat Relief will also be hosting a Cat-Adopt-a-thon.
The full-service animal hospital focuses on preventive care, nutritional counseling, on-site diagnostics for blood and urine tests to ensure rapid test results. In addition to having digital X-rays, ultrasound and lasers, the clinic has its own state-of-the-art dental suite.
More information can be found at www.balmybeachpets.com
“I am also a certified fearless professional,” adds Sukhi. “It’s a program designed to alleviate the element of stress and anxiety that pets associate with going to the vet. I am looking to have my entire practice certified as fearless in the future and have designed the clinic with fearless concepts in mind.
The Balmy Beach Animal Hospital will also be open in the evenings and weekends to meet the needs of pet owners and their busy schedules.
Sukhi is also a registered home visiting practitioner for pets unable to leave their homes; to make an appointment, please call 647-983-2400.
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