Best Veterinarian

Carnegy Animal Hospital

Hospital manager Mary-Clare McLaren can list plenty of reasons why this full-service vet is so popular with Haligonian pet owners. It’s accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, which means the clinic is carefully inspected tri-annually. There’s ultrasound, orthopedic and radiology equipment for sick pooches, pusses and other pets. Dr. Carnegy is a regular visitor on CBC’s Maritime Noon and the clinic is active in the community. Plus, it’s a “team effort” of experts with various specialties “who all bring their own values,” says McLaren. That includes resident cat Stuart. 7 Langbrae, 457-1575

1st runner-up Halifax Veterinary, 6485 Quinpool, 422-8595

2nd runner-up Donald Benoit, Parrots to Ferrets, 30 Farnham Gate, 457-3353