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Doctor Laura Palumbo caring for her patient, Bert the cat.


10 Progress Drive, St. Thomas • 633-7703

Call or See Terry Metcalf or Jerry Nevill today Laura Palumbo performing in Toronto for the Italian Idol contest, 2010.

A comforting combination Laura Palumbo is not only known in Elgin County as the local veterinarian who makes house calls - she is also a singer/songwriter. Her passion for music started at a young age. She studied classical piano at the Royal Conservatory for 10 years. In addition to the piano, she plays several other instruments including guitar, flute, saxophone and drums. In 2010, she was successful in two Toronto competitions. 1st place in the Italian Idol competition for best original song and the same year placed 3rd in a song writing competition with Virgin Radio, 99.9 FM. Laura continues to play live acoustic shows in London, Toronto, and Los Angeles where she performs in both Italian and English and is pursuing a management deal in

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Los Angeles, “My plan is to get a publishing deal so I can write and continue to write for other artists and develop my career at the same time, “Laura said. Laura opened her house call practice, Palumbo Mobile Veterinary Service, in 2006. Her practice allows animals to stay in the comfort of their own homes while receiving preventative medicine and medical treatment. “I love to interact with the owners and their pets in an environment

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that is familiar to both,” Laura said. Laura has worked out a balanced schedule where she is able to play her music and stay dedicated to her customers. “I’m never going to give up my dream, to be successful and live life to the fullest doing music. At the moment balancing veterinarian medicine and music are working for me.”

Your Family’s Health is a Priority at our Hospital As a full time real estate agent for over 40 years, I know what’s important to the needs and wants of my clients and their families. Quick and convenient access to health care is always a priority, and I’m proud to tell them about the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital with a multitude of services and a 24-hour Emergency Department. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that Elgin County families are well taken care of and can receive great medical care close to home. Visit:

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June 7, 2012 Issue  

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