Welcome to Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic (KVEC)
Your Veterinarian in Peterborough,ON
Call us at (705) 741-5832

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (705) 741-5832!

Attention: PLEASE NOTE: Due to other emergency clinics in the area being closed, you may experience longer than normal wait times for non-critical patients.

We are now triaging patients outside by our triage Registered Veterinary Technician.  Once you arrive at the clinic , please call us at 705-741-5832. We will be screening for out of country travel, fever or illness. Patients will be brought into the clinic, while clients wait in their vehicle. The technician and veterinarian  will call you by phone to take a history and discuss a treatment plan. We understand this is a stressful time, and we want to make sure our clients, and team members remain safe.

If you live in Peterborough or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our doctors are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic (KVEC) is a an accredited emergency animal hospital. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions.  Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our technicians and  veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles.  If you have any questions, call (705) 741-5832 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for pet owners.

At Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic (KVEC), we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Peterborough Veterinarians | Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic (KVEC) | (705) 741-5832

1840 Lansdowne st. W Unit 20
Peterborough, ON K9K 2M9


Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Debora van der Meulen

    After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994, Dr. Debora van der Meulen practised mixed (large and small) animal medicine in mid-western Ontario for a few years, before moving to the Kawartha Lakes area. In 2001 Dr. van der Meulen changed her practice scope exclusively to small animal medicine, and in 2009 she discovered her love for Emergency Medicine. Dr. van der Meulen is excited about bringing her enthusiasm for emergency medicine closer to home at KVEC. She looks forward to helping the people and pets of the Peterborough/Kawartha/Cobourg areas.  She resides in the Millbrook area with her husband, 2 cats and her German Shepherd Rhea (pictured here).

  • Dr.
    Kathleen Norman

    Dr. Kathleen Norman, a graduate of the University of Guelph (B.Sc.) and Ontario Veterinary College, is very passionate about her profession. Having grown up with a variety of pets and a family of animal lovers, veterinary medicine was her natural calling. Dr. Norman has been a board member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association since 2006 and is a founding executive member of the Kawartha Veterinary Association. Dr. Norman feels strongly about giving back to the community. She donates services and time to the local humane societies and various rescue organizations as well as actively participating in various charities. In her spare time, Dr. Norman is an avid golfer and outdoors enthusiast and enjoys travelling, scuba diving, downhill skiing and hockey.

  • Dr.
    Melanie Dell

    Dr. Melanie Dell is originally from Bowmanville and is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. She has been working in general and emergency practices since graduation, and has travelled to Costa Rica to participate in spay/neuter campaigns. She is also currently on the board for the Durham Region Vet. Association and is actively involved in continuing education. Dr. Dell has always been passionate about the performing arts, and has completed the world’s highest level graded stage performance in ballet. Dr. Dell is excited to be joining the team at KVEC and to be helping pets and their owners in the Peterborough/Kawartha areas. She currently lives in Whitby with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and 3 cats.

  • Dr.
    Sandy Jones

    Dr. Jones has been practicing in small animal and emergency clinics since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1996. She spent several years working in a large emergency practice in Edmonton, Alberta where she developed a love for emergency medicine and critical care. Dr. Jones lives in Peterborough with her husband, daughter and 3 pets ­ a dog named Skipper and 2 cats named Beckham and Minnow. In her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time in the outdoors camping and canoeing with her family and hitting the trail for a long run.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment!"
    Maya Smith / Los Angeles, CA
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the care my pet received from Dr. Anderson."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA

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