About the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital

OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital is located within the Hill's Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph, Ontario. We operate both as a fully functional veterinary clinic, as well as an educational facility for all student veterinarians at the Ontario Veterinary College. 

The OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital is a stand-alone small animal hospital that offers primary veterinary services to all clients and their animal companions. We look forward with privilege to providing you and your pet with high quality care and a positive experience.

Referrals are not required to become a patient at the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital -- new patients are always welcome!

Our veterinary hospital brings a unique focus to achieving the necessary skills of primary healthcare in veterinary medicine. The OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital allows student veterinarians to gain valuable knowledge under the supervision of our veterinary team.

Through practical experience, OVC students become skilled in evaluating and treating problems that veterinary graduates will encounter from the first day they enter practice.

AAHA Accreditation

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The American Animal Hospital Association is an organization that accredits Companion Animal Hospitals in Canada and the United States. The OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital has voluntarily chosen to be evaluated on 900 standards of medical care and client service. We chose to be accredited by AAHA so our clients are assured that they are receiving
the highest quality of Veterinary care for their pets.