Our Story

The team at St. Francis Animal Clinic is so glad you’re here. Please learn more about our story below.

kitten playing with person

St. Francis Animal Clinic’s Story

 We are a local veterinary clinic dedicated to quality animal care and leaving a lasting paw print on the hearts of our clients.

St. Francis Animal Clinic building site.

Dr. Dale Adourian

Dr. Adourian getting kennels ready.

St. Francis Animal Clinic was founded in 1967 by Dr. Dale Adourian. Dr. Adourian was a pioneer in the field at the time, being one of the first female veterinarians practicing in the Waterloo Region. The clinic operated on Frederick Street before the Pandora Avenue location was constructed in the early 1970s. Dr. Adourian continued to actively serve clients and their pets until 2011. Dr. Patricia Weir took the helm of St. Francis in 2005 becoming clinic owner while continuing to work closely alongside Dr. Adourian. St. Francis Animal Clinic flourished under the guidance of these two inspiring women and their teams.

In October 2021, Dr. Weir passed the reins of St. Francis Animal Clinic to Dr. Anna Skorobohacz and Dr. Meredith Murphy. Dr. Anna and Dr. Meredith feel honoured to carry on the tradition of keeping St. Francis a privately-owned, female-directed clinic dedicated to serving the Kitchener-Waterloo community and beyond.

Today, we are a full-service companion animal clinic. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for your young, healthy pet; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care during their lifetime.