Dr. Tyler Hughes


I'm often asked why I became a veterinarian, but I never imagined myself doing anything else. I was fortunate in life that I was able to follow my passion, first with a science degree at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and then my veterinary degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College. After school we spent 6.5 years in large progressive veterinary clinics in Western Canada, but being from this area, our hearts were always here and the opportunity to move back home to work and raise our family was too good to pass up and in 2015 Kristina and I purchased Sackville Animal Hospital.

Kristina and I live on a hobby farm with our two daughters, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 horses and numerous other small farm animals. When outside of the hospital, I like to golf, watch as many Leaf games as I can and spend as much time with my family as I can fit in the day. For me there is nothing more important than family and I consider pets part of the family. My goal day in and day out is to try and make sure that people get as much quality and quantity with their furry family as possible. I enjoy preventative medicine, dental health and cancer treatment but above all the uniqueness that each day in veterinarian medicine brings.

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