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About Us

Welcome to Russell Lake Animal Hospital!

We’re proud to serve the Dartmouth Nova Scotia area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Adva Barkai-Ronayne, who is a licensed, experienced Dartmouth veterinarian.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.

Russell Lake Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Who We Are

We have built a strong reputation with our clients for our open communication policy. We keep clients “in the loop” and present all care options available to them and why. We decided to take this openness a step forward and give clients a fun look at what drives us OUTSIDE the hospital. Dr. Adva Barkai-Ronanye likes to teach and is the Medical Director for the “k9 1st Aid Program” for working dogs (police, etc.) created by EMRC. Here are some photos of Dr. Barkai in the classroom!

We see more than cats and dogs!


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

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