Dr. Richard Liddell and Dr. David Manuel established the Ajax Animal Hospital in 1970. Richard was first on the scene and ran a house call practice out of a bright red sports car for several months until Dave arrived and they found a rental property that was occupied while the original hospital was under construction at 363 Finley Ave.
From this original "staff’ comprised only of the two founding veterinarians, we have grown to become a busy companion animal practice employing about 25 people including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, receptionists, veterinary assistants and student help.
We moved one building to the south on Finley Ave. to our present location at #369 in 1991.
Dr. Karyn Jones (who grew up in Ajax) proudly became the owner of Ajax Animal Hospital in April, 2010, after being with the team for over 20 years, first as a student veterinary assistant/receptionist and then for 9 years as a Veterinarian. She is one of 6 veterinarians dedicated to caring for you and your pets.
We have made our patients’ welfare and health our primary concern and endeavour to make our hospital as warm and welcoming as possible for pets and the "pet parents". Pain control for our patients both in acute situations and when managing chronic conditions is a priority for all of our doctors.
Our hospital offers a full range of service for household pets including cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, rats, hamsters and . .. .. well, you get the idea.
Our services include all those you’d expect from a full-service companion animal hospital including Preventive and Responsive Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry and Nutrition Counselling. We have excellent diagnostic capabilities including Digital Radiology (X-ray) and Ultrasound, In-House and Reference Laboratory Services.
You will find more detail about these and other services we offer in other areas of our website and we welcome you to look around.