The Doctors

Dr. Sherri Dennett

Dr. Sherri Dennett was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1995. She also has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Manitoba where she graduated in 1992.

Dr. Sherri Dennett

Dr. Sherri Dennett

Dr. Dennett has practiced medicine in both small and large animal clinics through the years, but her most significant experience was gained while she worked as an emergency doctor at the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Clinic. After moving to the Ottawa area in 2005, she worked as a emergency doctor at the Alta Vista Animal Hospital before opening the Riverside South Animal Hospital in 2007 with Dr. Heather Fitch.

In 2005 Dr. Dennett opened the Dennett Veterinary Mobile. In this capacity, Dr.Dennett has been able to go out into the community and provide veterinary care for pets in their own homes. Many people love the convenience of this service which is especially useful for those with mobility problems, for breeders and for multi-animal households.

Dr. Dennett became Penn Hip Certified in February 2011. She also has a strong passion for animal dentistry and animal pain control, two very common problems with pets. She does regular professional development to stay on top of the latest techniques. She works closely with Friends of Abandoned Pets, the Village Kitten Rescue and Adopt Me Cat Rescue.

Dr. Dennett shares her home with her husband Alistair, son Arthur, mom Saundra, a springer spaniel named Duke, two Bichon frise, Betty and Fletch, and a cat named Libby. In her spare time. she likes cross country skiing, hanging out at the cottage, and she loves to cook for household guests.

Dr. Heather Fitch

Dr. Heather Fitch

Dr. Heather Fitch

Dr. Heather Fitch is from the Maritimes, growing up by the ocean in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She attended the Atlantic Veterinary College, earning her degree in 1992.  She also has a degree in Animal Science from the Nova Scotia Agriculture College where she graduated in 1985.

Dr. Fitch started as an emergency doctor at the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Clinic, and also worked with the Manitoba Government as a Animal Protection Officer. After moving to the Ottawa area in 2005, she worked as an emergency doctor at the Alta Vista Animal Hospital. In 2007, Dr. Fitch opened the Riverside South Animal Hospital with Dr. Sherri Dennett.

Dr. Fitch has a passion for small animal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in rabbits, rats and hamsters.

Dr. Fitch lives in South Ottawa with her husband Mike and daughter, Robyn. They have 3 cats : Slinky, Bookie and Caspurr.  When not working with the animals she enjoys snow boarding, skiing, scuba diving, photography and kayaking. On nice days, you may even see her on her motorcycle.