Old North End Veterinary Clinic
57 North Champlain Street, Burlington, VT 05401
By Appointment Only
802-658-2202



 


Parking around back on Sherman Street


Dr. McMillan, with Hoss, consults with future veterinarians

The Old North End Veterinary Clinic is a storefront veterinary clinic opened in November, 2006 to support the residents and pets in downtown Burlington. Our clinic provides basic services, medicine, vaccines, examinations, consultations, and end of life care. Most lab work, surgery, and procedures are performed at the full service clinics we work with, or are referred to colleagues in the Burlington area. Patients requiring critical care and diagnostics are referred to Orchard Veterinary Hospital or to another appropriate veterinary clinic. We do not have a full time veterinary technician so there are procedures we cannot perform and, for everyone’s safety, there are pets we cannot assist. We apologize for these limitations.


fang&fury

 

We are typically in the clinic on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We have only one full time veterinarian and our mobile practice (see Vet To Pet) takes us out on the road. We recommend that clients call before coming in, unless you have an appointment! We are not staffed during all normal business hours so if you just stop by, you may find a dark and locked clinic. We do not want you to waste your time so please call ahead. We return calls within 24 hours, except Saturday afternoon to Monday morning, and holidays.
Our opening in 2006 was a group effort. We worked hard to keep our start-up costs low so that clinic debt would not be reflected in prices. We purchased from Resource (Recycle North) whenever possible and used Local Color recycled paint throughout the clinic. (FYI, Local Color paint takes a beating at our clinic and really holds up!). The exam light and walk-on scale were refurbished. Friends helped with painting, floor deconstruction, passing out flyers around the neighborhood, and creating our logo.
Local organizations helped us open on a small budget.

Fletcher Allen Health Care donated a safe, an X-ray viewing machine, and tables and chairs for the waiting room.

UVM donated a lab table (converted to our exam table) and filing cabinets.

The Champlain Housing Trust gave us a very affordable lease and they continue to support our mission.

We have seen great success in our first eight years. Unfortunately, this means we often cannot see new clients at the clinic. We are working to bring in other veterinarians so that we have more time available. We take new clients whenever our schedule opens. We regret turning people and pets away but do this so that we can properly care for those who are already clients.

killandfang

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