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Dr. Johnathan McTaggart

Dr McTaggart’s is Veteri­nar­ian, Owner and Chief Opti­mist” at Borderview Veteri­nary Hospi­tal. Raised in Niagara, Johnathan has always loved animals. His family’s home hosted a variety of pets includ­ing cats, a rabbit, gerbils, frogs, turtles and fish. His mother drew the line at snakes. After high school he attended the Univer­sity of Guelph where grad­u­ated with an Honours Bach­e­lor of Science degree from U of G’s College of Biolog­i­cal Science in 1996 and earned his Doctor of Veteri­nary Medi­cine degree from the Ontario Veteri­nary College in 2000. After grad­u­a­tion he worked in several primary care and emer­gency hospi­tals around south­ern Ontario before coming home and joining Borderview in 2004. He liked it so much he bought the prac­tice in 2012. Knowing that each new work day provides a unique mix of pets, prob­lems and people, he thor­oughly enjoys inter­act­ing with his patients and their owners to opti­mize pet health and educate clients.

When not at work, Dr McTag­gart enjoys cycling, kayak­ing, strat­egy board games, wood cutting and family time with his wife, Jennifer and their two chil­dren. They share their home with two aris­to­cratic cats, Jasmine and Knight, and Dave, their pure­bred Stevensville farm dog”. 

He is a member of the College of Veteri­nar­i­ans of Ontario (CVO), the Ontario Veteri­nary Medical Asso­ci­a­tion (OVMA), the Cana­dian Veteri­nary Medical Asso­ci­a­tion (CVMA), the Amer­i­can Animal Hospi­tal Asso­ci­a­tion (AAHA) and the Amer­i­can Veteri­nary Dental Society (AVDS). He regu­larly attends the contin­u­ing educa­tion programs through the Buffalo Academy of Veteri­nary Medi­cine. Dr McTag­gart has a long­stand­ing profes­sional inter­est in veteri­nary dentistry and contin­ues to invest heavily in dental train­ing and equip­ment to assist him in provid­ing quality veteri­nary dental care to his patients.

Dr. Johnathan McTaggart

Dr. Johnathan McTaggart


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