Sarah Labelle, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Renfrew County, one would think that it was only natural for me to go into the veterinary field, when in fact, it was not until I was around 14 that I found my love for animals.  Until then, I actually wanted to be an airline hostess.

I spent my weekends with my childhood friend on her stepdad's farm in a little town called Powassan, where my love of animals came to light.  I would spend weekends, and eventually, summers helping around the farm with milking the cattle, looking after the calves and, of course, haying.  I also spent many hours socializing the barn cats, so anytime you walked in the barn, they ran over to you for cuddles.

I started my career in veterinary medicine in 2001 when I attended St. Lawrence College, in Kingston where I received my diploma as a Veterinary Assistant. Later in 2010, I returned to school to become a technician through Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, graduating in 2012.

Why Pinnacle? That's a good question; better yet, why not Pinnacle?! My fellow coworkers are truly amazing and incredibly supportive of each other.

Fun Fact: I used to whitewater kayak, I own a photography business and I am an avid long-distance runner.

Dear Clients,

We remain open through COVID-19 with protocols in place to protect our clients & our staff.

We can now see all cases by appointment only. Our veterinarians are also available for telemedicine consultations. If you are uncertain if your pet requires an essential service, please call our office, and we will be happy to discuss each individual case.

Effective August 3, 2021, we have opened our doors (with some restrictions):

  • We will allow one client per appointment to accompany their pet into the exam room.
  • Face masks are required to enter the building.
  • Please call us when you arrive, and we will provide further instructions.
  • Food and prescription pick-up will continue to be curbside at this time. Please call in advance for prescription refills and food.
  • - Your dedicated team at Pinnacle Animal Hospital