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Testimonials


Our Clients

Agnes T



Dr. Dirk Dekens has been looking after our pets' health care needs for 10 years.
He is a knowledgeable, compassionate skilled professional and we fully entrust him with the medical needs of our pets. As owners of multiple pets, it is very convenient to have Dr. Dirk Dekens come to our home to look after our animals. Being examined and cared for in the safety of their own home virtually eliminates the stress a visit to a veterinary clinic would cause our animals.

Laura & Barry



I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
My first generation, Mister 'man' & Bailey would go through the roof when they saw Dirk, my second generation Keeper 'dude' & Grace aka Houdini love & trust him just the same. He is kind, confident & very knowledgeable.

Evelyne & Harvey



Our 11 year-old dog Tess has been cared for by Dr. Dirk for 2 1/2 years.
In that time she's gone from an over-weight, lethargic old dog to a very active (3 walks/day) happy dog who loves visits with her vet!

Jennifer



I have been using Dirk's services for over 10 years and have never been disappointed.
He has even managed to keep our 2 grumpy dogs calm and accepting during his visits. Being house-bound has me always on the look out for services that will come to me, but that I can still trust in my house; Dirk is a miracle - a service I never thought I would be able to find mobile. Having a mobile vet clinic can't be easy, but he always has what he needs, is wonderful with the animals, and is very trustworthy. Thanks so much Dirk for helping me to live my life more fully than I thought possible.

Sharron W



Dirk has been our At-Home Vet for over 10 years. All my dogs (past & present) love when Dirk comes over. Dirk has such a calming nature about him plus he always has a pocket full of yummy treats. Dirk takes the time to ensure my dogs are comfortable and relaxed prior to performing any procedure. His compassion and professionalism makes a world of difference when you are faced with sending your best furry friend over the rainbow bridge. He never rushes you and makes sure you have & cherish those last moments you need to say goodbye. Thanks Dirk for being such a fun & easy going person. We enjoy your visits :)

Sarah Walters



As an AHT I worked with Dr. Dekens at the Humane Society.
He is one of the most compassionate and capable vets I have ever worked with. He always treated every animal as an individual and took the time to give them a pat and a kind word. I also used Dr. Dekens house call service for my own dog. His knowledge of animal behaviour and training is an added bonus.



Owner of Priddis Paws Agility

Linda L



I would urge all who find themselves in this difficult place to use the services of Dr. Dekens.
"In August of 2014 our 15.5 year old cat Cookie showed signs of pain and began to eat very little. We took her to the emergency Veterinarian hospital for diagnosis and the prognosis was not good. Within a week she stopped eating completely. We tried everything to get her to eat, including some liquid nutrient from the holistic vet, however nothing worked. With heartbreak we were out of options, we had to put her down. The thought of taking our sweet, gentle soul to a vet and have her last moments of life filled with fear, in an unfamiliar place, on a cold steel table was unthinkable! By searching on “Google” I found "Dekens Housecall Veterinary Services" and made the appointment for euthanasia. Her last day, on August 23rd, 2014 was a beautiful, hot and sunny day. We spent the entire day outside with her and just petted and loved her while she basked in the sun. Dr. Dekens arrived, as scheduled at 7:30pm. Dr. Dekens showed true compassion like none I have ever seen from a Veterinarian. His words and persona were sincere, gentle and kind….both for Cookie and for us. I completely understand that one cannot put a Dollar sign to the loss of a beloved pet, however I was surprised to learn the cost was the same or even more reasonable than taking her to the Vet hospital. I would urge all who find themselves in this difficult place to use the services of Dr. Dekens, the last gift one can give their pet is to have their life end in the familiar warmth and comfort of their home.

Rene Fisher



Today was a very sad day. We had to say good bye to our beloved pet Buddy!
"He was the best dog a person could ever hope to have the pleasure of meeting.. We had to help our little boy out as his suffering today was to much for anyone to bear. We spoke with the Doctor on a Sunday and she was able to assist with Buddy. She was respectful, gentle and kind.. Even buddy in the pain he was in could wag his tail and greet her. One thing I have learned is to trust the instinct of my friend he knew good people and wasn't afraid to show it. I just want to say thank you so much for your help in our time of need. Your kindness will never be forgotten! Thanks again from our loved one Buddy !! He is now pain free.

Melissa Foy



We met Dr. Dekens this past April when we had to make the heart breaking decision to euthanize our beloved dog, Kane.
"Kane was a huge part of our family for more than 10 years, and this was a decision we struggled with. Dr. Dekens was kind and informative throughout the entire process. He explained exactly what he was doing and what we should expect. He was amazing with Kane, calming him, petting him, and giving him some treats. He was very empathetic to what we were going through, something that we were extremely grateful for. A few days after the loss of Kane, Dr. Dekens sent us a bereavement card, which meant quite a lot. Today we received Kane's ashes, delivered right to our door. I am happy to have Kane home with us, and very grateful for the kindness and understanding shown by Dr. Deken. The whole process was made far less painful than it could have been, and that means the world to us, and I'm sure to Kane as well.

Jennifer



You realize upon first meeting Dr. Dekens how much he loves animals and they love him in return.
"I first went to Dr. Dekens a few years ago as my senior Husky, Moe, was struggling with mobility and I was struggling with knowing when the right time would be. Dr. Dekens was compassionate, helpful, supportive throughout and helped me realize I didn’t have to make this decision on my own, I could rely on his expertise. Under his expert care, Moe enjoyed another good 6 months and in his last moments, was at home on his favorite pillow surrounded by his loving family. Since losing Moe, I’ve adopted another Husky, Jake and could not wait to introduce him to Dr. Dekens. While Jake is not fearful of vets, Dr. Dekens still takes the time to make sure Jake feels confident and relaxed before performing any procedures. When asked "Who is Jake's vet?" – I don’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Dekens with his exceptional service and care and always laugh at the surprised expressions I get when I tell them "And he makes housecalls!

Taylore Einarsson



Dr. Dekens is a quiet, compassionate, caring man and vet. He came to my home to put my 2 cats to sleep (1 in 2009 and the other in 2013). He checked them over, just in case there was something else that could be done. The last face they saw was mine as I held them in my arms. They now sit on my dresser in a little box - side by side again. If it is time to let a family member go, Dr. Dekens is the one you want to help with that time.

Gord Haycraft



We as most folks are very cautious about who our pets come in contact with and more importantly who to trust when it comes to their healthcare. We are very pleased to echo most and brag to others that we have and continue to rely on the services of Dirk Dekens and co. Dirk adds a rarity in service providing and caring regarding his craft, Our animals are very thankful of his caring and compassion throughout the many years that we have known him and will continue to welcome him into our home in good times and in bad. Yes and reasonably priced too, couldn't believe it either but it's true :).Two thumbs up Dirk, keep up the excellent work, the animals thank you and our stress levels benefit as well.