Dr. Oscar Albarracin
Welcome to our hospital and thank you for your interest in learning more about us. I am a Canadian by adoption and a Colombian by birth. I love both countries and I have spent enough time in both to tell you that they are great places.
I spent the majority of my youth in Colombia and I developed my love for animals in my early childhood. As a child, I spent a lot of time with my father (who is also a vet) travelling around farms and helping a variety of animals. There were late nights during calving season and early mornings with birthing puppies and there was never a dull moment. I loved it! I fell in love with the feeling that I could not only be helping the animals return to a healthy life but also I could feel the owner’s gratitude for our efforts. It is an amazing feeling that I could not find in other activities. It was then that I knew that I could not be wrong in choosing what I do. Many things have happened since then but the foundation has not changed and I am still passionate and in love with my profession.
While in Colombia, I grounded my roots in veterinary medicine (with my father as my personal mentor) at LaSalle University and I received my degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. I soon knew that I wanted more. I decided to leave Colombia and further my education in North America. I studied English for a few years and then I got into a year-long fellowship program at the University of Florida, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center, WNE. These studies as well as multiple continuing education courses and certificates had made me highly competent in a broad range of disciplines.
Come by our hospital, let us meet you personally and become part of your community. We will welcome you with a smile and a variety of treats for your pet.
We will also be organizing multiple events that your entire family can enjoy. Thank you for showing interest in me. I am looking forward to seeing you and your pet in our hospital.