Poodles have been a part of my life for greater than 28 years. I have had the pleasure of caring for them in my veterinary practice and having them as constant companions and family members.
I have been an actively practicing companion animal veterinarian for 36 years. My husband and I established Mills Haven Veterinary Clinic Ltd. in 1977 and more recently (December 2001) built a new facility which is home to five veterinarians, six animal health technologists, six receptionists, two groomers, one dog obedience instructor, and a constant flow of veterinary and technical students whom we thoroughly enjoy mentoring. We are presently serving third generation clients and subsequently have clientele ranging in age from mid teens to early nineties. It is truly a pleasure to go to work everyday.
Our prefix of Vetset (CKC permanently
registered) resulted from the fact that my husband and I are both veterinarians.
To date we have to our credit 67 Canadian champions, 37 American champions,
3 International champions, 33 obedience titles, 4 agility titles, 2
scent hurdling titles, 5 rally titles, and one working on her hunt title.
Our dogs have excelled in the conformation ring, obedience ring, and
especially in the home. Some of our most well known dogs are Am
Ch BPIS Can Ch OTCh Vetset Ever Ready Am CD T.P. "Paul" (best Standard
Poodle stud dog PCA 2000 and sire of 61 champions), BIS Am Ch MBIS
Can Ch Vetset Forever Young T.P. "Mel" (#1 Poodle all varieties, #1 Non
Sporting dog, #3 All breeds in Canada 1999), Am Ch MBIS RBIS MBPIS Can
GCh Vetset Happy Days "Joanie" (all time top winning Standard Poodle puppy
and youngest Poodle ever to obtain Can GCh status, AOM at PCA 2010),and
Am GCh MBIS BISS Can GCh Vetset Kate WinsIt "Kate" (AOM at PCA National
2011, #1 Poodle all varieties, #1 Non Sporting dog, and #18 All breeds in
Canada 2011, Westminster BOB winner 2012, #1 Poodle all varieties, #2 Non
Sporting, and #10 All breeds in Canada 2012, AOM at PCA National 2013).