The Kitten Suites

Sisters Socks and Patches were rescued through local Pictou County cat rescue The Kitten Suites. Together, they found their forever home. Veterinary clinics in the county and other places in the province are finding it difficult to keep up with the demand of client appointments.

The family doctor shortage might be grabbing all the headlines these days, but the crisis in veterinary medicine is also dire and might be even tougher to remedy.

In some areas, especially rural communities like Pictou County and Cape Breton, veterinary clinics aren’t taking new clients. Some are so busy they aren’t bothering with waitlists. Wait times for routine appointments for those who have a vet can now take months instead of weeks.