Our Hospital

History of Centennial Animal Hospital and Gravenhurst Veterinary Services

Centennial Animal Hospital was established in Bracebridge in 1981 and, along with Gravenhurst Veterinary Services, was purchased by Dr. Mary DeCaire in 1982.

In 1983, the hospital was moved to the current location for the original building at Fife’s farm. Originally the practice catered to both large and small animal clients but has been exclusively small animal since 1995. Dr. Claire Duder joined the practice in 1987 and became a partner in 2003.

Over the years we have grown from one veterinarian and one employee to a practice team composed of over 35 doctors, technicians, client services representatives, patient care workers, groomer and maintenance staff.

A major renovation in 2000 tripled the floor space of Centennial Animal Hospital and in 2004 Gravenhurst Veterinary Services also greatly increased office size with a move to a much larger building, in the same heritage complex, at the Gravenhurst Train Station.

For over 35 years Centennial Animal Hospital and Gravenhurst Veterinary Services have been caring for the pets of Muskoka and Drs. DeCaire, Duder and their entire health care team look forward to many more.

Our Patients:

  • Dogs
  • Cats


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Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 5:00pm

AAHA Accredited

We are an AAHA Accredited hospital! Accredited veterinary hospitals have passed their evaluation on AAHA standards and are practicing the highest quality medicine possible.