We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Amanda Gorrell


Veterinary Assistant

Growing up, I always had dogs in the house, and sometimes cats as well. Veterinary medicine wasn't always my field of choice, but as I got closer to college, I decided this is the field I would like to be in to help animals live long healthy lives. My animals have always been a huge part of my life, and in the last few years have been able to come to work with me and tag along to my baseball games.

I graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at St. Lawrence College in 2008. I joined the Barriefield team in February 2007 for a high school co-op. When I was not doing my co-op hours, I was running the boarding facility. I enjoy learning and helping clients with behaviour and nutrition. I enjoy educating the clients and seeing new and old fur-friends. It's always great watching them grow and mature over the years.

I lead a very busy active life outside of work with my two Labradors, Easton and Synergy. We are always at a ball diamond in the summer and volleyball in the winter. If there happens to be a day we have no sports, we are usually taking pictures. This is a hobby of mine and thankfully, my fur-kids give me lots of opportunities to photograph their personalities. In combination with this, we also work on our training.


Why Adopt a Senior Dog?

I love puppies and dogs of all ages, but I would have to say after adopting two senior dogs, I would not hesitate to adopt another.

Read More
See All Articles

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613-544-7387. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Barriefield Animal Hospital