Dr. Kristina Hughes


Dr. Kristina is originally from Moncton and has known from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2008, when she graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College. Kristina worked in a mixed animal practice in PEI for 1 year prior to moving out west and practicing in busy hospitals in Vancouver and Alberta. It was in Alberta that Kristina was able to gain a large amount of surgical experience and expertise, and learned how it was important for her to return home to her roots to own her own practice.

Kristina has performed several advanced training courses on orthopedics, and has an avid interest in anything surgery related. Dr. Kristina also has training in abdominal ultrasonography, and endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. In her spare time Kristina enjoys spending time with her family, especially daughters Emmy and Hazel, many animals, including horses, dogs, cats and chickens, and most recently, honeybees! She also enjoys gardening, kayaking, quilting, crocheting, swimming, wine, and time with friends. Kristina values your pets just like she values her own, and puts a high priority on everyone having a good experience at the vet!

Last updated: June 23, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

 - Your dedicated team at Sackville Animal Hospital