Dr. Harjinder Singh, DVM
Dr. Harjinder Singh is a veterinarian and has been the owner of Birch-Dan Animal Hospital since 1990.
Born in rural India, Dr. Singh says that one early influence guiding him toward a career in veterinary medicine was watching the veterinarians that paid house call visits to his family’s farm. He adds, “Having been raised around animals helped me to understand their problems, behavior and needs better.”
Now that he is a veterinarian, Dr. Singh says he gains great satisfaction from being able to work with our many clients and treat sick animals back to health after an illness or injury. One instance that comes to mind was a Collie that came into the clinic recently. It had actually inhaled a carrot and was not able to breathe. After conducting an emergency tracheotomy, Dr. Singh was able to clear the dog’s airway and save its life.
For his undergraduate studies, Dr. Singh attended Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana where he earned a degree in Biology with a focus in Animal Science in 1981. During his time at University he was a member of the school’s field hockey team. In 1985, Dr. Singh entered Ontario Veterinary College where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. His area of special professional interest is surgery and he is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.