Our Story

About Our Hospital

We’re proud to serve the Dartmouth Nova Scotia area for everything pet-related.

Welcome to Russell Lake Animal Hospital!

Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital are run by Dr. Adva Barkai-Ronayne, a licensed, experienced Dartmouth veterinarian. Our team is committed to educating our clients on keeping their pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition and exercise. Russell Lake Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology. Above all, we remember that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Who We Are

Our main goal is to work in partnership with pet owners to provide quality care for their pets. We understand that your pet is part of your family, and we want to be there for you both during those important moments and medical decisions.

That’s why we want you to think of us as your “other” family doctor.

We strive to provide a comfortable, safe, and welcoming environment for clients, patients, and staff. Our facility was built with these three things in mind!

Our staff is trained to use low-stress handling techniques, and they are continually learning new ways to ensure your pet has the best possible experience.

We look forward to welcoming you here at Russell Lake Animal Hospital!

We see more than cats and dogs!

Our team is passionate about all animals, including pocket pets (rats and guinea pigs) and birds!