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Welcome to The Rapids Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Sarnia,ON
Call us at (519) 542-8118

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Welcome to The Rapids Veterinary Hospital. We are a full service small animal hospital providing comprehensive healthcare services to pets in Sarnia and the surrounding areas. Dr. Iacobelli, Dr. Knight and Dr. Clements offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services at our veterinary clinic.  We provide complete care for our patients.
We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (519) 542-8118 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for  our pet owners. 


At The Rapids Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Betty Knight, Dr. Claire Clements, and Dr. Geoff Iacobelli Sarnia Veterinarian | The Rapids Veterinary Hospital | (519) 542-8118 1403 Michigan Ave Sarnia, ON N7S-0B1

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Betty Knight

    Dr. Knight graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1997. After graduation, she returned to the Sarnia area to work at another veterinary clinic. In 2011, Dr. Knight and Dr. Iacobelli opened The Rapids Veterinary Hospital.

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  • Dr. Claire Clements

    Dr. Claire Clements graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2017. Before veterinary school she completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science at the University of Guelph.

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  • Dr. Geoff Iacobelli

    Bio coming soon.

  • Erin

    Erin joined our team in August 2014. She graduated from Ridgetown College as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2005 and worked in the Chatham area for 5 years before moving to the UK.

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  • Amelia

    Amelia joined the Rapids team in February 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at The University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus in 2014.

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  • Ammie

    Ammie grew up on a farm just outside of Courtright and has cared for many pets over the years. From a young age, Ammie knew that she had a love for animals and wanted a career in the veterinary field.

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  • Sara

    Sara is one of our Veterinary Office Assistants, who joined our team in February 2016. She has always had a great passion for animals ever since she was little!

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  • Molly

    Molly joined The Rapids Veterinary Hospital team when we first opened in 2011. She graduated from St. Lawrence College from the Veterinary Office Assistant program.

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Location

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Sarnia Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I can't say enough good things about the vets at The Rapids. We ended up with an emergency situation on Christmas Eve night with our little Shorkie dog being picked up and shaken by the foster dog we had in our care. Dr. Knight called us and met us at the office at 10:00 pm and ended up she needed surgery which happened until 1:00 am on Christmas morning. I am so thankful for the amazing kind and compassionate care that we received that night and continue to receive with follow up visits and calls to make sure she's ok. You and your team really went above and beyond. I will never take my pets anywhere else."
    Paula Lippiatt
  • "This is an exceptional animal hospital. The doctors take their time to greet and love up your pets each and every time you visit. They are knowledgeable and I will always bring my pets and recommend the Rapids team! Despite this recent string of 1-star reviews from people who don't even bring their pets to this clinic - this place is nothing short of amazing and the staff truly care for all animals that step into their establishment."
    Angelo Cocozzoli
  • "It doesn’t matter which vet you get here, whether you’re taking your dog or your cat, they are all thorough and friendly and amazing with your fur babies. Dr. Claire has been awesome with her time and knowledge with my newly diagnosed diabetic 8yr old cat I would give them a 5/5 or a 100/100 whatever the matrix is. Would not take my four-legged children anywhere else."
    Lorraine Grubb

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