Professional Affiliations

ACC_tC_2AAHA: Our hospital is fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. This we believe to be a truly beneficial affiliation as it affords us many opportunities for continuing education. Our staff welcomes the triannual inspections of our facility to ensure that we maintain the high standards set by AAHA.  Be sure to visit their website for pet owners at

Cat Friendly Practice Logo FINAL_opt 220 w 77hAAFP: In April of 2015 we achieved Cat Friendly Practice status from this organization. Our staff is dedicated to the improvement of the overall level of feline healthcare by becoming more accommodating to the distinct needs of cats.

CVMACVMA: We are also members in good standing of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association through our membership in the NSVMA (Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association)

Resources: Our veterinarians maintain membership in various other professsional veterinary organizations that provide them with resource and educational opportunities.

Community Affiliations

Rescue Groups:

Our veterinary hospital assists a number of rescue and adoption agencies as well as those offering trap and release programs.

Service Dogs:

We welcome service dogs and their owners to our practice and are proud to provide care for these animals.


Dr. Carnegy enjoyed a long time affiliation with both the local and provincial branches of the SPCA and generously donated his time to these societies.

Halifax Regional Muncicipality:

Due to the success of the pilot project in 2001, our hospital acts as a deputy office so that pet owners may register their dogs and obtain their city tags.

CBC Radio:

Dr. Carnegy appears often on the popular radio show Maritime Noon, answering phone-in questions on pet care.

Global TV:

Dr. Carnegy appears on Global from time to time, providing information to the pet community.


Each year, in conjunction with local high schools, interested students have the opportunity to ‘job shadow’ and observe all aspects of the day to day activities in a busy metropolitan hospital. Students also participate from various other programs as well. A limited number of volunteer positions are made available from time to time for students wishing to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  We also are pleased to offer practical experience to those veterinary students entering their final year as they seek to gain training and hands on experience.