Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the health, welfare and quality of life of our patients and to nurture the human-animal bond through the compassionate provision of exemplary care and service.

Our Story

Orchard Grove Animal Clinic has been a successful full-service relationship-centered veterinary clinic for the past 30 years.

Growing up surrounded by creatures great and small, the founder Dr. Alex Sunarich (better known as ‘Dr. Alex’), always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1986, he saw a need for personalized veterinary care with an emphasis on compassionate care. He wanted to create a practice where every pet was to be treated as an individual member of the family, not just ‘a dog or cat’. After moving into the neighborhood at 1991, he decided to make his dream come true and opened Orchard Grove Animal Clinic in 1993. Another dream came true in 2022 when his daughter Dr. Erica Sunarich graduated from the OVC and joined the practice as an associate veterinarian. Learning from her father, Dr.Erica also practices compassion centered medicine, and has a special interest in client education. Together with their wonderful team, Dr. Alex and Dr. Erica take pride in providing high quality veterinary medicine in a warm, caring and highly personalized environment.

We understand what it means to love a pet, and we understand how you feel when your pet gets sick. We prioritize the relationship between us – the veterinarians, you – the clients, and your pets – our patients. We are genuinely concerned for the wellbeing and comfort of both you and your pet. We will treat you and your pet like family, and we will always put your pet’s needs first. We will work together with you to formulate diagnostic and treatment plans that make sense for you and your pet, putting an emphasis on individualized care. You will always be taken care of by warm and friendly staff, and we will do our best to ensure you will always see the same veterinarian. All of us here strongly believe that a visit to the vet should be a pleasant and calm experience for both you and your pet, and we do our best to make it that way. It is our goal to make your pet’s visit with us as free from fear and stress as possible.

Established in 1993, Orchard Grove Animal Clinic is a compassion-centered practice providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for dogs and cats. In addition to many standard pet care products, we also offer a range of nutritional supplements and health products. If you have any questions about our hospital or procedures, please don’t hesitate to ask!”

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