Dr Lorraine Hiscox

DVM FAVD Dipl. AVDC - Dentistry Specialist

Specialist in veterinary dentistry

Veterinarian Dr Lorraine Hiscox moved to Canada with her husband, from Bermuda (a small island in the Atlantic,) specifically to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (with Honours) in 1987 and received an award in medicine and surgery. 

Dr. Hiscox enjoyed all aspects of general veterinary practise and owned and operated the Derry Road Animal Hospital in Mississauga for over 20 years.  Right from the beginning of general practise Dr. Hiscox recognized the need for more education in veterinary dentistry.  Periodontal disease in pets is the most common infection and the least recognized and treated.  Taking a business partner in 2007 permitted Dr. Hiscox to spend time advancing her knowledge in veterinary dentistry and she obtained a Fellowship in Veterinary Dentistry in 2012 (Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry – FAVD).  Not wanting to stop there Dr. Hiscox decided to pursue Board Certification and so she moved to Quebec and trained with Dr. Yvan Dumais at the FMV St. Hyacinthe, completing her residency in veterinary dentistry in 2014.  Throughout 2014 -2017 Dr. Hiscox also traveled extensively throughout the US spending time with Boarded Veterinary Dentists to broaden her understanding of the possibilities within the specialty.  Dr. Hiscox returned to her home and family in Ontario in 2014 and subsequently took a position in dentistry with the London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital from 2014 to 2017.  Dr. Hiscox completed Board Certification in 2017 and is now in Ottawa full time with the Ottawa Animal Emergency and Specialty Hospital.

Veterinarian Dr. Hiscox has supported both the Toronto and Oakville Humane Societies by donating her expertise and received the Charlie Fund Award from the Oakville Humane Society and a plaque of recognition from the Toronto Humane Society.

Oral health disease and associated pain is rampant in our pet population and unfortunately veterinary dentistry receives little time in the educational programs of both general practitioners and veterinary technicians and so Dr. Hiscox is dedicated to providing ongoing continuing education in veterinary dentistry with wetlabs and lectures multiple times throughout the year in Ontario.

Sadly Dr. Hiscox lost her husband to cancer in 2016 but he remains in her heart forever. She has 2 adult sons who also live in Ontario and two dogs Skype, a cattle dog cross adopted from the Toronto Humane Society  (who moved with her to Ottawa) and Kraken, a German Shepherd cross, adopted from the London Animal Care Centre, who has remained with one of her sons and is missed terribly. 

When not working Dr. Hiscox enjoys travelling, playing tennis, yoga, cooking and reading. After living in Canada for over 30 years she now has time to pursue her next goal of Canadian Citizenship!