Dr Umar FarooqVETERINARIAN
Dr. Farooq earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He continued his educational journey and completed Honors degree of Master of Science in Surgery in 2002 with high distinctions. In 2009, Dr. Farooq enrolled in continued skilled training enhancement program via the Ontario Veterinary College, while practicing as a Veterinarian in Ontario since that time. Much like his father who was in the profession of Veterinary medicine, Dr. Farooq has traveled throughout Canada, continuing to expand his experience in small animal practice, mixed animal practice, emergency medicine, and 24-hour (crisis) practice experience.
Dr. Farooq has practiced as far east as St. John’s Newfoundland, as well as several areas of both Northern and South Eastern Ontario. Associate Veterinarian Services at Banfield Pet Hospital Fredericksburg Virginia USA. Ongoing education and continued specialized skill development remain a commitment of Dr. Farooq who remains a member of the Quinte District Veterinary Association (QDVA) in order to pursue courses in Continuing Education. He remains a professional member in good standing of both the American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations, having completed internships in Southern California to continue to refine his skills in Emergency and Surgical Practice.
Dr. Farooq fell in love with Kingston and the surrounding area, where he settled his young family and has now opened his own private practice. As an active father, to two young boys with whom he loves to spend his off-duty time, Dr. Farooq understands what love animals can bring as extensions of love and attachment within our homes. At Gardiners Road Animal Hospital, Dr. Farooq understands it is the desire of every pet owner to have a place where they can quickly access treatment of disease and wound care for their pet, while safely locating treatment options with kind and considerate professionals, who love animals as they do. Dr. Farooq will work passionately to ensure the best of care to your cherished pet.