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Dr. Derek Nichols

Veterinarian

Education: University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College

Born and raised in St. Catharines, Derek has always known he wanted to work with animals and practice medicine. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Guelph and was accepted into the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007. During vet school, Derek developed a keen interest in dermatology, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Upon graduating from OVC in 2011, Derek was grateful to immediately begin his career here at the reputable Wilson’s Animal Hospital.

He is excited to be back in the Niagara region where he resides with his wife and high school sweetheart, their three sons, their two Chihuahua/Pomeranian mixes, Zoey and Lucy, and their cat Emma. In his spare time, Derek enjoys waterskiing, camping, canoeing, photography and especially playing hockey.

Last updated: May 1, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in direct contact with someone who has recently travelled or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come to the clinic. Rather, make arrangements for someone else to bring the pet or pick up any items you require. Should you require assistance, please contact us and we can help direct you further as needed.

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Thursday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: Closed during COVID-19
Sunday: Closed

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Wilson’s Animal Hospital