x
Call us Today: 1 855 838 7888

"I've always dreamed of travelling." - Dr. Colleen Federici

When Dr. Federici (WCVM, 1987) first started a dialogue with VetCare in 2015, it was her intention to not only reduce her workload but also to find time to travel. She had assumed ownership of Hill ‘n Dale Animal Hospital in Mission, B.C. in 1990 and over many years of dedicated hard work as Owner, she built a trusted, reputable animal hospital that became a fixture of the community. In the early days of her ownership, there were no emergency clinics in the area meaning that the area clinics were on-call overnight for their clients. “Those were busy and incredibly stressful times” recounted Dr. Federici.

By 2015, the Practice had grown tremendously necessitating a larger support team and the hiring of other doctors to keep up with the needs of her clients. While Colleen was thankful for the growth that came with being a trusted care provider, it was challenging to meet the extra demands given her competing life priorities. “A that time, I was looking to reduce my hours and have more outside of work for spending with my family and for travel. I was not looking to increase my time at the clinic!”

When VetCare presented Dr. Federici with an offer to purchase Hill ‘n Dale she felt it was the right thing to do. “Quote ——“. Following sale, Colleen’s workload began to change with both fewer hours per week and more time off. Over the years since sale, she travelled to Scotland, India and throughout British Columbia. Colleen still enjoys practicing medicine, especially since she has now shed the responsibility of being an Owner. She currently maintains a reduced schedule of a couple days per week.