New Year – New SPCA Veterinary Hospital

By Taylor Mundy

We are proud to introduce the first full-service, social enterprise hospital in eastern Canada…. The SPCA Veterinary Hospital!

Our newly renovated hospital provides medical, surgical, wellness and preventative health care so your pet is healthy and happy. With more than 45 years of combined comprehensive veterinary knowledge, your pet will receive high quality care.

One of the talented members of the SPCA Veterinary Hospital team is the brilliant Dr. Kellie Haggett.

A lifelong animal lover, Dr. Haggett was inspired to pursue veterinary medicine. “I was always surrounded by animals growing up,” explained Dr. Haggett. “I had goats, chickens, and ponies as a teenager. I don’t think I ever lived in a house without a cat.” Passionate about science and helping others, Dr. Haggett dedicated her life to treating and caring for animals.

After graduating from Ontario Veterinary College in 2015, Dr. Haggett traveled to Northern Alberta to begin her career as a mixed animal veterinarian. Practicing in High Prairie, Alberta, no two days were alike. This opportunity gave Dr. Haggett valuable experience helping a wide variety of animals including delivering calves and performing c-sections. “I would treat anything that walked in through the door,” recalled Dr. Haggett. “I saw llamas, pigs, chickens, hedgehogs, birds, and the usual cat, dog, and horse.”

In 2018 Dr. Haggett moved back home to Nova Scotia. She quickly added another impressive job to her resume and worked as an aquaculture veterinarian with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. It was here that Dr. Haggett realized she missed surgery and immediately contacted the Nova Scotia SPCA to see if we had an opening. Luckily for us, we did!

Dr. Haggett is very interested in the human-animal bond and is eager to provide a service to help keep more pets and families together. “Animals are often surrendered to the Nova Scotia SPCA because of medical conditions,” explained Dr. Haggett. “We will provide the high-quality medicine that is expected from any veterinary clinic and hope to decrease the number of animals turned over by giving treatment options. The fact that we are going to be able to help so many different people is exciting to me.”

Helping animals and working with a dedicated team of passionate pet lovers is Dr. Haggett’s favourite thing about the SPCA Veterinary Hospital. “We’re all in it for the same reason,” she exclaimed. “I love practicing veterinary medicine and it is even better to work with an organization that is making a difference every day.”

By trusting the SPCA Veterinary Hospital with your pet’s medical care, you are saving and improving the lives of more animals than ever before. Contact us today for more information by e-mailing, calling 902-706-4155 or clicking here today.



The Sunshine Fund, sponsored by Queenidog, will help pet owners in financial crisis with their urgent veterinary needs. If you need help, please contact the SPCA Veterinary Hospital to discuss a solution that works for you and your pet.

As a charitable organization, we take pride in making all our services accessible through our partnership with PetSmart Charities® of Canada.


Taylor Mundy

Taylor is the Communications & Development Officer with the Nova Scotia SPCA and proud adoptive fur-mama to Bonnie and Clyde. She is passionate about raising awareness and funds for local animals in need.